TRAFFIC wardens who booked a disabled man have agreed to withdraw the fine - but council bosses have refused to give him a parking bay outside his house.
Stewart Smith, 52, of Burnley Road, Accrington, was furious to receive a ticket after parking on nearby Alice Street, where he has parked trouble-free for years displaying his blue disabled badge.
Wardens claim some of the details, including the badge's number and expiry date, were not clearly visible.
But after Mr Smith contested the ticket, Parkwise, which enforces Hyndburn's parking regulations, has agreed to quash the fine.
Mr Smith says he is forced to park on Alice Street, where he can only stay for a maximum of three hours, as Hyndburn Council will not allow him a disabled parking bay near his home.
Mr Smith, who has been paralysed from the chest down for more than 12 years, following a motorcycle accident, said: "The council admits I need my own space because of my illness, but it says I can't have a bay because my house is only about 75 yards from a junction with traffic lights and it is in a restricted parking area.
"I often have to park a long way from my house. If it is raining, I get soaked to the skin coming back. I can park on Alice Street, but only for a limited period, which will cause me problems in the future.
"I keep having to go and move my vehicle. If I was able to walk it wouldn't bother me, but this situation really annoys me."
Hyndburn Council leader Peter Britcliffe said: "Since the new wardens came in, parking regulations are being enforced more rigorously than before.
"Mr Smith is caught in an unfortunate situation, but the provision of parking spaces is the province of County Hall. I hope Lancashire County Council will look at the situation sympathetically to ensure something can be done."