Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
A motion to Council requested that:
“This Council commits to an internal audit of the number of disabled parking spaces available in relation to the numbers of residents requiring them, and commits to contacting and working with Kent County Council (KCC) to bring forward personalised permits, so that our application based disabled parking bays can perform the role that is intended.”
The council already provides 164 disabled bays on-street that have been applied for by members of the public as well as bays in our off-street carparks. The process for applying for on-street disabled parking bays is controlled by KCC under the existing Agency Agreements. Their policy does not allow personalised permits for individual bays as these are provided on the public highway and accessible to all those who hold a relevant disabled parking badge.
Cabinet agreed to engage with KCC on options available to accommodate all those who need access to disabled parking bays.
Whilst KCC controls disabled parking bays, TDC sees the concerns being raised and wants to take these forward to KCC.
The alternative to take no further action was not considered an appropriate response to the adopted Council motion.
Publication date: 17/12/2021
Date of decision: 16/12/2021
Decided at meeting: 16/12/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 25/12/2021