Disabled Parking for Residents

The Purple Badge SchemeAs the Blue Badge Scheme does not apply to Central London, due to traffic congestion and the high demand for parking space, Kensington and Chelsea runs the Purple Badge Scheme for our residents. Our Purple Badge scheme runs in conjunction with the Blue Badge Scheme and residents will need a Purple Badge for parking within the Borough and a Blue badge for parking outside.

These badges give national parking concessions for drivers and passengers with severe disabilities. They are issued to people with a physical disability, or those who are registered as blind, and need to be able to park close to their destination.

To qualify for a Purple Badge you must hold a Blue Badge and either:

  • Live in the borough
  • Work in the borough
  • Study in the borough 

A Purple Badge allows you to park:

  • In a residents bay, with no time limit
  • In a paid for bay (without paying), with no time limit
  • In a Disabled Parking Bay for up to 4 hours. Disabled parking bays can be found via our interactive map.
  • On single yellow lines (outside of controlled hours)

A purple badge does NOT allow you to park:

  • On single yellow lines (during controlled hours)
  • On double yellow lines
  • In suspended parking bays marked with a large yellow sign
  • In doctors, hospital or diplomat parking bays

There are some specific restrictions on Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park Avenue. For more detail on the scheme and parking restrictions please see our Purple Badge booklet:

The Purple Badge Scheme for Disabled People in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Apply or Renew a Badge

These guidance notes are available to help you in your application:

The Purple Badge Scheme: guidance notes [PDF] (file size 67.03 KB)

If you would like to apply for a blue or purple badge please complete this form:

You can nominate someone else to use your purple badge when you are travelling with them. In order to apply to nominate a driver for a disabled person please complete this form:

If your badge has been lost or stolen please complete this form:

Please return your completed form to:

Accessible Transport Services
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street, London W8 7NX
 

You can contact the Accessible Transport Team if you require assistance

Personalised Disabled Persons Parking BaysA personalised parking bay is provided outside or near a person's front door for their exclusive use if no off street parking is available. You may qualify for a bay if you hold a disabled person's Purple badge and are unable to walk more than 50 metres. 

Due to serious parking pressure in the Royal Borough, applications for these parking bays must be carefully considered before being approved. Each eligible applicant is entitled to one Bay for one nominated vehicle.

Each parking bay is marked by an identity number which is also printed on your special permit. You must display this personalised permit, and your Purple Badge, in the vehicle when you are using the bay.

If you have access to a garage or to off-street parking, you will not normally qualify for a parking bay on the public highway. If you are a Council tenant and there is off-street parking available on your estate, you will not normally qualify. 

How to apply

In order to check your eligibility and to apply for a roadside personalised parking bay please use this guidance and form:

Please return your completed form to:

Accessible Transport Services
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street, London W8 7NX


You can contact the Accessible Transport Team if you require assistance

To apply for a parking bay on your estate, please contact the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation