FOI Request - Disabled Parking Permits

Request 101000158825

(1) I would like to know whether the council gives out disabled parking permits to individuals who are overweight/obese or have back pain.

(2) If so, I would like to know how many the council has given out on an annual basis since 2009, where it was given and the details as to why it was given.

Response 01-07-2013

The assessment for a BB is now based on the person's functional ability to walk through factors such as speed and distance, breathlessness and pain. It is no longer about their medical conditions but about the way in which it affects their walking, therefore some people with obesity or back pain may have been approved but this will be based directly on the effect this is having on their walking and is only for those with very severe mobility problems.

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