FURIOUS disabled drivers have hit out at plans to charge blue badge holders to park.

Braintree Council is proposing to charge badge holders to use its car parks from October 1.

The authority said the main consideration for disabled motorists was not the cost of parking, but the availability of suitable spaces.

But a discussion group at the Tabor Centre in Braintree, a day centre for the disabled, raised several objections to the plans.

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