Traffic regulation orders
Details of when a TRO is required and how one is created
A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is a legal document required to support any enforceable traffic or highway measure, for example yellow line parking restrictions.
When is a TRO used?
TRO's are required for a range of restrictions, including:
Why do we need TROs?
We need to restrict certain actions on the highway to ensure safety, accessibility, and minimum disruption to the environment.
Depending on the type of restriction they can normally be enforced by the Police or in some cases the Council.
What form do TROs take?
TROs are mostly permanent legal documents. But there are some exceptions:
How is a TRO created?
To create a formal TRO, we need to follow a statutory procedure:
1. Consultation: After the design has been completed, there must be a consultation exercise. This involves getting the views of:
2. Advertisement: The next step is to advertise the TRO. This includes at least one notice in the local press.
We will usually display notices in any roads that are affected. If appropriate, we may deliver notices to premises that are likely to be affected.
The Committee must then decide whether to:
Any changes to the proposals resulting from objections could require further consultation. This procedure can take many months to complete and the advertising and legal fees can be substantial.
3. Making the order: Provided that all standing objections have been considered, the TRO can then be 'sealed'.