Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are legal documents developed by the Traffic Authority which are required to support a range of different measures, which govern or restrict the use of public roads. These measures include:
- Waiting and loading restrictions (Double yellow lines, limited waiting, loading etc.)
- One-way streets
- Banned turns
- Speed limits
- Weight or width restrictions
- Bus or cycle lanes
Why are TROs required?
The law in the UK requires that these legal Orders are in place allow the Police, or civil enforcement officers in the case of parking restrictions to enforce various restrictions and prohibitions of traffic on public streets.
Creation of a TRO
There is a set legal process that the Traffic Authority has to follow in order to introduce a TRO as specified in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) and the Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations 1996.
The process includes the following stages:
- Statutory consultation with the emergency services and other public bodies. Local interest groups such as residents and businesses may be consulted where appropriate.
- Advertisement of the proposal by formal notice (Notice of Intention) in the local press and displaying notices in the roads affected. A 21-day objection period commences the day the notice is advertised during which interested parties may raise objections.
- Any objections received during the 21-day consultation period are formally considered through the Council's Delegated Decision Procedure where a decision on how the proposal will be taken forward is made. If it is decided that major changes to the proposal are needed the TRO has to be advertised again.
- The TRO will then be formally made and introduced. A Notice of Making is published in the local press to advise that the Order is being made.
The TRO process can take many months to complete, especially if objections result in the TRO being changed and re-advertised. A TRO can remain in operation indefinitely and if the Council needs to modify or revoke a TRO, it must follow the same procedure as detailed above.
How to comment or object to a proposed TRO
The Notice of Intention details how you can submit a comment or objection to a proposal. Objections should be submitted in writing quoting the proposed TRO reference number (this usually starts PKG-P…) and can be sent by post or by email. Your comments must be submitted before the end of the consultation period, which is clearly stated in each Order.
At the end of the consultation period, any comments or objections received are formally considered through the Council’s Delegated Decision Procedure where a decision on the implementation of the Order is made. This may involve consultation with stakeholders, Councillors and Parish or Town Councils.
The decision making procedure can be lengthy depending on the level of feedback received, but on average it can take anywhere from 4 - 16 weeks. Once a decision has been reached only those who submitted a comment or objection will be notified of the outcome.
Proposed permanent Traffic Regulation Orders currently under consultation
- Notice of Intention (PDF 217KB)
- Statement of reasons (PDF 209KB)
- Order (PDF 112KB)
- V1 Ecton Brook road, Northampton (PDF 75KB)
- NBC001 Heathfield way, Northampton (PDF 357KB)
- NBC002 Penvale road, Northampton (PDF 354KB)
- NBC003 V2 Camelot way, Northampton (PDF 31KB)
- NBC004 St Johns street, Northampton (PDF 362KB)
- NBC006 Swan yard, Northampton (PDF 352KB)
- NBC008 Dunster street, Northampton (PDF 363KB)
- NBC009 Queensbridge, Northampton (PDF 353KB)
- NBC012 Hazelwood road, Northampton (PDF 369KB)
- NBC013 Eldean road, Northampton (PDF 351KB)
- NBC016 V2 Pound lane,Cattle hill & High street (PDF 356KB)
- N362 Notice of intention (PDF 192KB)
- N.362 - Plan (PDF 244KB)
- 1863 Notice of Intention (PDF 204KB)
- 1863 Statement of reasons (PDF 119KB)
- 1863 Order (PDF 310KB)
- 1863 West Street, Welford (PDF 270KB)
- 1867 Notice of Intention (PDF 207KB)
- 1867 Statement of reasons (PDF 209KB)
- 1867 Order (PDF 111KB)
- 1867 WBC 001 Chester Road, Wellingborough (PDF 19KB)
- 1867 WBC 002 Camden Square, Bozeat V1 (PDF 25KB)
- 1867 WBC 003 Man Road, Wilby V1 (PDF 18KB)
- 1867 WBC 004 North Street, Wellingborough (PDF 43KB)
- 1867 WBC 005 Brunel Close, Wellingborough (PDF 19KB)
- 1867 WBC 006 Nest Lane, Wellingborough (PDF 22KB)
- 1867 WBC 007 Warners Hill, Bozeat V1 (PDF 20KB)
- 1867 WBC 008 Farndish Road, Irchester V1 (PDF 21KB)
- 1867 WBC 009 Silver Street, Wellinborough (PDF 24KB)
- 1869 Notice of Intention (PDF 115KB)
- 1869 Statement of reasons (PDF 209KB)
- 1869 Order (PDF 111KB)
- 1869 South Road, Corby V1 (PDF 30KB)
- 1869 Thwaite Close, Corby V1 (PDF 36KB)
- 1869 Wheatley Ave, Corby V1 (PDF 36KB)
- 1870 Notice of Intention (PDF 209KB)
- 1870 Statement of reasons (PDF 209KB)
- 1870 Order (PDF 111KB)
- 1870 Access Road Top Lodge, Fineshade V1 (PDF 30KB)
- 1870 Chapel Hill, Islip V1 (PDF 16KB)
- 1870 Chichele Street, Higham Ferrers V1 (PDF 26KB)
- 1870 Herne Road, Oundle V1 (PDF 18KB)
- 1870 High Street, Higham Ferrers V1 (PDF 31KB)
- 1870 High Street, Woodford V1 (PDF 19KB)
- 1870 Huntingdon Road Thrapston A3 V1 (PDF 21KB)
- 1870 Park Road, Rushden V1 (PDF 24KB)
- 1870 Lancaster Street, for Kynnesworth Gardens V1 (PDF 21KB)
- 1871 Notice of Intention (PDF 214KB)
- 1871 Statement of Reason (PDF 208KB)
- 1871 Order (PDF 111KB)
- 1871 North Avenue, Burton Latimer V1 (PDF 19KB)
- 1871 Pioneer Avenue, Desborough V1 (PDF 19KB)
- 1871 Brambleside, Kettering V1 (PDF 21KB)
- 1871 Eden Street, Kettering V1 ( PDF 35KB)
- 1871 Gladstone Street, Desborough V1 (PDF 18KB)
- 1871 Gordon Street, Kettering V1 (PDF 23KB)
- 1871 Grosvenor Road, Barton Seagrave V1 (PDF 19KB)
- 1871 Harrington Road Loatland School, Desborough V1 (PDF 23KB)
- 1871 Harrington Road, Rothwell V1 (PDF 25KB)
- 1871 King Street, Kettering V1 (PDF 21KB)
- 1871 London Road, Kettering V1 (PDF 26KB)
- 1871 Market Hill, Rothwell V1 (PDF 19KB)
- 1871 Mill Road, Kettering V1 (PDF 24KB)
- 1871 Princes Street, Kettering V1 (PDF 23KB)
- 1871 Queen Street, Debsborough V1 (PDF 20KB)
- 1871 Queen Street, Geddington V1 (PDF 26KB)
- 1871 Rushton Road, Debsborough V1 (PDF 20KB)
- 1871 St Peters Avenue, Kettering V1 (PDF 25KB)
- 1871 Stamford Road, Kettering V1 (PDF 22KB)
- 1871 Unity Street, Desborough V1 (PDF 23KB)
- 1871 Wellington Street, Kettering V1 (PDF 39KB)
Proposed Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders currently under Covid 2020 legislation
Under the Traffic Orders Procedure (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 it is a requirement to electronically display the Notice of Intention of the making of an order.
These proposed TTROs are currently being made: