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 using our online form or in writing, explaining why you think the original decision is wrong.

This must be done within 4 weeks of the refusal letter date.

How to appeal a a Blue Badge decision

To appeal a Blue Badge decision, you can:

  • Appeal a Blue Badge decision online
  • Appeal a Blue Badge decision in writing, sending your appeal letter and supporting evidence to Wigan Council, Customer Services, PO Box 100, Wigan, WN1 1DS.

You will need to state the reasons why you are appealing and give any medical information you think is relevant to your appeal. Our online form allows you to upload any medical evidence you may have to support the appeal. If your appeal is in writing, you will need to enclose supporting information e.g. Consultant or GP letter.

If medical proof is not provided, the original outcome of the application is unlikely to change.

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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