Wales politics

Blue badge disabled parking scheme could be extended

Disabled parking space

The blue badge disabled parking scheme could be extended to people with temporary conditions restricting their mobility.

Transport Minister Edwina Hart said she also wanted to introduce measures to streamline the system and cut fraud.

Tough new guidelines to tackle abuse, introduced in 2013, were suspended by one council in February 2015.

Neath Port Talbot council had received complaints that genuine cases were being rejected.

It was one of a number of local authorities reporting a big rise in rejections, after being told not to just rely on evidence from GPs.

A consultation on Welsh ministers' latest proposals has been launched.

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