17th October 2023
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Traffic regulation orders explained
Traffic regulation orders (TROs) are legal documents which allow us to enforce traffic restrictions.
Traffic restrictions include:
- Parking restrictions
- Speed limits
- One-way streets
- Width and weight restrictions
- Yellow lines
You can support, object and comment on traffic regulation orders currently in consultation.
We follow a legal process when we introduce new traffic regulation orders. The process usually includes:
1. Initial consultation
- The Local Councillors and someone from the police are consulted.
- They need to give their full support before the traffic regulation order can be advertised to the public.
2. 'Draft Order' stage:
- The 'Draft' Order is available on the current traffic regulations web page, advertised in the local press and posted on the street. Copies are also available at the relevant offices.
- Objections and comments for or against the scheme must be made within three weeks.
3. Authority to proceed:
- If there aren't any objections, then senior management will give authority to proceed.
- Any objections are reviewed by the Council's Executive Members.
- They then decide whether to go ahead , make changes or cancel the traffic regulation order.
4. 'Made Order' stage:
- When the traffic regulation order has been approved, it's legally signed and sealed.
- You can view the order on the current traffic regulations web page.
- We also advertise in the local papers, and put a notice on the street.
- Six weeks are given to challenge it in the High Court on procedural grounds.