A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is a legal document. Under the provisions of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, local authorities can implement TROs which allows the highways authority (Cambridgeshire County Council) to:
- improve road safety
- preserve or improve the character or amenity of an area
- prevent use of a road by unsuitable vehicles
- prevent serious damage to the highway
- reduce and manage congestion
Implementing a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) requires a statutory procedure to be followed. This includes:
Following the completion of the design, consultation must be undertaken. This will require obtaining the views of the appropriate County Councillor and District / Parish Councils (where appropriate), the Police and the Emergency Services. Please see our Current TRO consultation section to see what consultations we are currently undertaking. The proposal may be amended following consultation.
This includes the publishing of at least one notice in the local press. The County Council will usually display notices in any roads that are affected and, if it is deemed appropriate, may deliver notices to premises likely to be affected. For at least 21 days from the start of the statutory notice period the proposal can be viewed at the appropriate District, City or County Council office during normal office hours
The notices invite the public to comment on the proposals which must be made in writing to the address specified in the notice during this period. Substantial objections and contentious issues are reported to Members.
Making the Order
Once approved the TRO can be formally sealed and an operational date published. Should substantial changes to the TRO be required following consultation, this may necessitate a new advertisement process. This procedure can take some time to complete and the advertising and legal fees may be substantial.
Once made, it remains in force until superseded or revoked.
For information on TRO application forms in relation to third party funded schemes, please go to our Privately funded highway improvement webpage.
For further enquiries please contact [email protected] or telephone 0345 045 5212.
If you wish to object to any of the below proposed orders, please send the reason for objection by e-mail (quoting the reference number) before the closing date to [email protected].
Proposed TRO (Reference Number PR0510) – Prohibit driving on byway open to all traffic No 3 in the Parish of Over by vehicles with more than two wheels between 1st October and 30th April (both days inclusive) or when barrier is locked closed except for permit holders. Closing date for comment is 15 February 2019.
Proposed TRO (Reference Number PR0518) – Proposed 20mph Zone on Broadway, Coton Road, High Street and Mill Road, Grantchester and 30mph Speed Limit extension on Coton Road, Grantchester. Closing date for comment is 22 February 2019.
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Proposed TRO (Reference Number PR0519) – Proposed No Waiting at any time in High Street and Grantchester Road, Grantchester. Closing date for comment is 22 February 2019.
Proposed TRO (Reference Number PR0523) –To permit two way traffic in Sedgwick Street, Cambridge from its junction with Mill Road to a point 54 metres north of the same junction (at which point Sedgwick Street shall be a one way street (from North to South)) and to revoke the Disabled Persons Parking Bay in the vicinity of 5 Sedgwick Street, Cambridge, (this bay will revert back to a free parking place) Sedgwick Street, Cambridge. Closing date for comment is 27 February 2019.
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Proposed TRO (Reference Number PR0524) – Proposed No Waiting at any time in Station Road, Poplar Road and School Lane, Histon and Impington. Closing date for comment is 27 February 2019.
Proposed TRO (Reference Number PR0526) – Installation of double yellow lines around the junction of Queen Edith’s Way & Cherry Hinton Road. Closing date for comments is 8 March 2019.
Proposed TRO (Reference Number PR0528) – Proposed Changes to Parking Restrictions in Coleridge Road, Cambridge. Closing date for comment is 28 February 2019.