Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are restrictions designed to maximise safe traffic flow.

Examples of TROs include:

  • Yellow line waiting restrictions
  • Parking bays
  • Speed limits
  • Weight restrictions
  • One-way streets
  • Pedestrianised streets
  • Access only orders
  • Signing and lining
  • HGV signing and restrictions

Enforcement of TROs is the responsibility of Norfolk Police (speeds, access, weight limits etc) and your local district council (parking, yellow lines, school waiting and disabled bays).

Requests for new TROs are normally made to Norfolk County Council via the local town or parish council who will represent a wider consensus of the community need.

Any requests that are considered to have a genuine chance of meeting policy criteria will be added to a programme for future investigation.

For instance, typically, yellow lines will only be considered where there is significant traffic flow or accident history, or serious safety concern, and they will not automatically be considered for ‘nuisance’ parking. For a new speed limit it would be expected that certain levels of frontage property and road conditions and function suit the proposed limit.

If funding is allocated through the programme the investigation and consultation process normally takes six to nine months from initiation.

  • Consult people who are directly affected, the Police, the Local County Councillor, the Parish Council and other statutory consultees
  • Place a Notice in the local press
  • Place Notices on site

If there are objections;

  • Correspond with objectors
  • Report objections to Norfolk County Council Cabinet Member
  • Cabinet member agrees or disagrees with proposed Traffic Regulation Order.  Objectors are informed of the outcome.

If the report is agreed the scheme is progressed to implementation.

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