Blue Badges

Refusals, withdrawals and lost badges

Find out why your application might be refused or withdrawn. Plus, what to do if your badge is stolen or misused.

Refused applications

If you're refused a Blue Badge, the council will provide a statement outlining the reasons for refusal and an explanation of the review process.

Applicants who have been refused have the following rights:

  • An initial right to request the local authority to review the grounds of refusal
  • A subsequent right of appeal to the Local Government Ombudsman if the applicant believes the council has not followed due process correctly

Lost or stolen badges

To apply for a replacement badge, download and complete a  Blue Badge lost/stolen form [208KB] .

Note: replacement badges will be issued with a new serial number.

Misuse and withdrawals

Misuse allegations may result in the withdrawal of the badge or prosecution. Persistent loss of a badge may also result in a withdrawal of the permit.

For queries, contact Social Care Direct by calling 01895 556633.

Page last updated: 11 Jun 2020