Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are the mechanism that local highway authorities use to change parking restrictions and moving traffic restrictions on roads within their areas. Our local highway authority is Leicester City Council (LCC) and you can find LCC’s TRO page here:
LCC – Traffic Regulation Orders
Typical uses of TROs include:
- restricting movement of HGVs in residential areas
- implementing parking restrictions
- restricting traffic for the purposes of parades, street parties and othe events
There are three main types of TRO: permanent orders, experimental orders and temporary orders.
Permanent Orders (TROs)
LCC publishes notices of intention to make TROs in the Leicester Mercury. Anyone may object to an order in writing by the date specified on the notice, which is usually 21 days after publication.
LCC officers will respond to any objections in writing, and if those objections are not withdrawn will arrange a TRO Objectors Meeting for the objectors to discuss their objections with relevant LCC officers. If any objections are still not withdrawn, LCC Officers write a TRO Objectors Report, which is presented for comment at a meeting of the Planning, Development & Control Committee (PD&CC). The report plus any comments from the PD&CC meeting are then passed to LCC’s Director of Planning, Development & Transportation for decision.
Within 14 days of making an order, LCC place a notice in the Leicester Mercury announcing the decision and write to any objectors outlining the reasons for their decision to proceed. Any traffic signs required as a result of the order must be in place before it comes into force.
Current & upcoming TROs:
- Welford Road to Putney Road – No Right Turn
Experimental Orders (ETROs)
LCC publishes notices of intention to make ETROs in the Leicester Mercury, however the provisions on publication of proposals and objections that apply to TROs do not apply to ETROs. The provisions made under an ETRO can not come into force until seven days after the notice of making of the order is published.
ETROs can be used as a precursor to a permanent TRO in order to truncate requirements for consultation, notice of proposals and objections. They allow for immediate feedback and making of changes as a result. When an ETRO is completed, it can be removed, continued, modified or expanded by converting to a permanent TRO.
Current & upcoming ETROs:
Temporary Orders (TTROs)
LCC publishes notices of intention to make TTROs in the Leicester Mercury. Like ETROs, the provisions made under a TTRO can not come into force until seven days after the notice of making of the order is published. Within 14 days of makng a TRO, LCC publish a notice in the Leicester Mercury stating that the order has been made.
TTROs can last up to 18 months and any traffic signs required to enforce the order must be maintained for the duration of the order once erected. Revocation orders for TTROs also require seven days notification.
Current & upcoming TTROs:
- Queens Road – COVID-19 Restrictions