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Disabled drivers set to pay for blue badges in Sutton
Disabled motorists face having to pay for their blue parking badges.
Sutton Council's executive has approved plans to allow a £10 charge to be levied on drivers with mobility problems to receive a badge, allowing them to park in specific parking bays.
The council are charging the £10 to offset additional costs arising from new centralised security arrangements for issuing passes, following a rise in fraud.
Sutton Council will now launch a consultation on the proposals, which have been adopted by other councils, and would come into place on October 1.
The passes will be valid for three years.