LOCAL NEWS: £25 a year Blue Badge BCP permit scheme approved

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Last week a new Disabled Tax-Exempt Vehicle Parking Permit scheme was approved by the BCP Council Cabinet. 

This new scheme will standardise a £25 a year permit across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

An amendment was also approved to issue a free DTEV permit to those applicants in receipt of Council Tax Support. 

There are approximately 3800 DTEV permit holders across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Previously the parking schemes across these areas were different and so needed to be harmonised. 

The new proposal is said to be fair and consistent and fees will be used to cover the cost of the administration and enforcement of the scheme.

Before this new proposal the parking schemes across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch were different with some paying a fee and some not.

Councillor Andy Hadley is the Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transport and Infrastructure for the BCP Council.

He said: “The plans approved by Cabinet today will enable the implementation of a unified Disabled Tax-Exempt permit scheme.

“By providing free permits to those who receive council tax support benefits, we will ensure the most vulnerable people in our local area are protected.

“Permit holders will benefit from being able to use their permits to park across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole for the first time.”

Those with active permits will still be recognised across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

The active permits will be allowed to expire before a single new permit would need to be purchased. 

 

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