Appeals process - Individuals

If you have applied for a disabled parking permit (a Blue Badge) and your application has been refused, you have the right to appeal in writing explaining why you think the original decision is wrong. This must be done within 4 weeks of the refusal letter date. 

Please send new information to support your appeal, for example a Consultant or GP letter. If medical proof is not sent to us, this is unlikely to change the original outcome of the application.

Your appeal letter and supporting evidence must be sent to Wigan Council, Customer Services, PO Box 100, Wigan, WN1 1DS.

Our decision

The appeal panel will consider all evidence presented and will make one of three decisions:

  1. To uphold the original decision and not issue a badge
  2. To issue a badge
  3. To request a further medical assessment.

The decision of the panel is final and there is no further right of appeal, however, if your mobility circumstances change you can re-apply for a badge.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the appeal, a formal complaint can be made online by following the council’s complaints procedure.


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