The Department for Transport (DfT) has released a document for consultation which outlines and seeks views on proposals for improving the Blue Badge (Disabled Parking) Scheme.
Among other things, the proposals concern:
improving the enforcement regime for the Blue Badge Scheme
extending the eligibility criteria
funding to help local authorities to establish independent medical assessments
The DfT will consult on other aspects of the reform programme later in 2010 and in 2011, including proposals for redesigning the Badge and extending the eligibility criteria further. Following responses to a previous consultation in 2008, it was decided that the administration and enforcement of the Blue Badge Scheme should remain with local government, and that the time period for the yellow-line concession in England should be unchanged.
To view the consultation document and submit responses, visit the DfT website