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Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO)

 

Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are legal documents which allow the Police and/or local authorities to enforce various restrictions designed to control or restrict the movement or waiting of traffic on any road which is open to traffic, including public highways. Examples of these can include speed limits, parking restrictions (single and double yellow lines), weight restrictions, one way streets, no right/left turns and loading bays.

We also list gating orders, which allow for the erection of gates to restrict access along a public right of way either at all times or at specific times as defined in the order.

Below is a list of proposed and current orders. 

You can use the button below to submit comments regarding a proposed traffic regulation order.

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Traffic Regulation Orders are used to:

  • assist traffic flow

  • control or direct traffic

  • improve the safety of road users

  • preserve or improve the character or amenity of an area

  • prevent serious damage to roads and bridges

Gating Orders
Gating orders permit us to allow individuals to place gates across highways in order to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour.  This can include criminal damage, fly tipping or general nuisance.

The person requesting the Gating Order is responsible for allowing reasonable access along the road for legitimate purposes such as someone wishing to reach property or simply walk along the road to reach another part of the highway network. Generally, gates would only be locked during the hours of darkness.

Our published Traffic Regulation Orders are listed according to what stage they have reached.  The 2 stages are:

Consultation (see Table 1)
TROs at this stage are advertised for consultation with the public and statutory consultees.  Use the do it online button to submit any comments about a proposed order.   

Current Orders (see Table 2)
TROs at this stage have been brought into force and all the appropriate signs and lines have been installed. 

Table 1 - Consultation
(Please use 'Submit now' button above if you want to comment on a proposed order)  

 Title Objection period Type of order 
First Notice various roads, Washford Cross, West Somerset
Phase 1 Traffic Restrictions Plan
30mph speed limit map
Five Bells Road Closures Plan
Temporary Diversion Route Signing – DRW-000041
Temporary Diversion Route Signing – DRW-000042
Temporary Diversion Route Signing – DRW-000044Parking Plans
Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2014 
   Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2014
West Coker Road, West Coker   Section 23 (Puffin Crossing) order 2014
Five Bells Junction Improvement   Prohibition of Motor Vehicles B3190 Order 2014
Hinkley Point Road, Stogursey 
Plan
  Temporary 30mph Speed Limit and Temporary 10mph Speed Limit Order 2014
Temporary suspension of one-way traffic - South Street, Wincanton
First Notice

Order
Plan
  Temporary suspension of one-way traffic Order 2014
Station Road, Taunton (Northern Inner Distributor Road)
Notice
Order
Plan
  Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2014

East Reach, Victoria Gate and Victoria Street, Taunton   Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2014
A358 Ilminster Road, Thornfalcon
Notice
Order
Plan
  Temporary Traffic restrictions Order 2014
Hyde Lane, Taunton   Construction of a proposed flat top road hump (speed table)
East Quay and The Clink, Bridgwater
Plan
   Prohibition of U-Turn Order 2014
Various roads Taunton Deane - Taunton 10k Race
Plan
  Temporary Road Closure
A30, High Street, Chard
Plan
  Temporary road closure and parking suspension
Stonegallows, Taunton 21/08/14 to 11/09/14  Prohibition of Motor Vehicles Order 2014
A30 Hendford Hill and A3088 Lysander Road, Yeovil 17/07/14 to 07/08/14 Install staggered Toucan Crossings and remove Pelican Crossings
Chip Lane, Taunton
Construction of proposed flat top hump (speed table)
Brunswick Street Hendford, Yeovil 17/07/14 to 07/08/14  Prohibition of right turn
Hyde Lane, Creech St Michael   Temporary width restriction
 Pepperall Road, Highbridge   Notice of Intent (zebra crossing) Order 2014
 A358 Bishops Lydeard Bypass, Bishops Lydeard
Plan
  (Temporary 20mph Speed Limit Order 2014)
 A39 Main Road, Coxley   Notice of Intent (Puffin Crossing) Order 2013
 Berrow Road, Burnham on Sea 03/09/13 Notice of Intent (Puffin Crossing) Order 2013
 Tonedale, Wellington 16/05/13 Notice of Intent - propose to establish a zebra crossing on the B3187, Station Road/ Milverton Road
     
Hall Road (Riverton Road) Puriton 15/05/13 Notice of Intent - Hall Road (Riverton Road), Puriton (zebra crossing) Order 2013


Table 2 - Current Orders

 Title of TRO  Date of commencement Type of order 
Various roads in West Somerset, Washford Cross 24/11/14 Temporary traffic restrictions
Hinkley point road, Stogursey 04/11/14 Temporary 30mph Speed Limit and Temporary 10mph Speed Limit Order 2014
South Street, Wincanton 27/10/14 Temporary Suspension of One-way Traffic Order 2014
Various roads District of Sedgemoor (Burnham Carnival) 01/11/14 Temporary Traffic Restriction Order 2014
Various roads, District of Sedgemoor (Bridgwater Carnival) 01/11/14 Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2014
East Reach, Victoria Gate and Victoria Street, Taunton 25/10/14 Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2014
NIDR - various roads in Taunton 23/10/14 Prohibition of waiting and 30mph speed limit Order 2014
A358 Ilminster Road, Thornfalcon 13/10/14 Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2014
A38 Taunton Road and A39 Broadway, Bridgwater 07/10/14 Prohibition of U-Turn Order 2014
B3139 Charlton 02/10/14 30mph Speed Limit Order 2014
Cathedral Green and St Andrew Street, Wells 19/10/14 Temporary Prohibition of Motor Vehicles and Temporary Suspension of Limited Waiting Order 2014
Various Roads, Templecombe 26/09/14 20mph and 30mph Speed Limit Order 2014
Beckington Go Kart Rally 27/09/4 Temporary Traffic Restrictions Special Events Order 2014
A38 Bridgwater Road and A361 Walford Cross/Glastonbury Road (Taunton and North Petherton)  25/09/14 50mph Speed Limit Order
Deane DLO Taunton 10k Race 28/09/14 Sealed Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order
Chard Water Slide 06/09/14 Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2014
Broadway, North Street, West Street, Bridgwater 26/08/14 Prohibition of U-turn
 A38 Bristol Road, Highbridge 24/08/14 Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2014
Sealed TRO West Somerset Order 2012 (Amendment No DC2 - Ellicombe Meadow Order 2014 08/08/14 Amended order
South Somerset Order 2012 (Supplementary Ilchester Order 2014) 14/08/14 Supplementary order
Sealed TRO Mendip Order 2012 (Amendment No DC1) Order 2014 07/08/14 Amended order

Sealed TRO South Somerset Order 2012 (Amendment No. 2 ) Order 2014

Map

14/08/14 Amended order
Hob Lane, Monkton Heathfield 31/07/14 Temporary Traffic Restrictions 2014
Minehead Summer Festival, various roads 13/08/14 and 16/08/14 Temporary Traffic Restrictions 2014
Wessex Water Operation Clean and Clear, various roads, Taunton 14/07/14 Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2014
Various roads in Yeovil 03/07/14 Revocation, Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting Order 2014
Chelston Avenue, Elmhurst Avenue, Glenthorne Avenue and St Georges Avenue, Yeovil 03/07/14 Controlled Parking Zones No Loading Revocation Order 2014
 Hyde Lane, Creech St Michael 19/06/14 Temporary Width Restriction
B3081 Dropping Lane/Station Road and Park Wall, Bruton 13/06/14 30mph Speed limit Extension Order 2014
Sedgemoor Order 2012 (Amendment No.4) Order 2014
Maps
10/06/14  Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking
Turnpike Cross, Misterton 23/05/14 20mph and 30mph speed limit
Mendip Order 2012 (amendment No.2) Order 2014
Maps
16/05/14 Prohibition and restriction of stopping, waiting, loading and unloading, and on-street parking
Priory Avenue, Winchester Street and St Augustine Street Taunton 09/05/14 A road closure (Priory Avenue, part) and one way traffic order (St Augustine Street, part and Winchester Street, part)
 Ilton and Horton, South Somerset 17/04/14 30mph Speed Limit Extension Order
 Various Roads, Burnham on Sea 17/04/14 Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2014
 Various Roads, South Somerset 17/04/14 30mph Speed Limit Extension Order
Somerset County Council, District of Taunton Deane, Parish of Taunton, Temporary One Way Order, Temporary Revocation of Prohibition of Right Hand Turn and Temporary Prohibition of Vehicles Order 2014 17/04/14 Temporary Combined Order
Taunton Deane DC1 - Florence Road (Kingston Mews) Taunton 07/02/14 Revocation and Prohibition of Waiting Order 2014
A356 Trowbridge Road, Fareleigh, Hungerford 07/02/14 30mph Speed Limit Order 2014
 A39 Quantock Road 07/02/14 Temporary 40mph Speed Limit Order 2014
Sedgemoor Order 2012 (Amendment No. DC3 - West Quay) Order 2014 17/01/14 Prohibition and restriction of stopping,   waiting, loading and unloading, and on-street parking
 Stockwitch Lane, Podimore Road, Podimore 10/01/14 Prohibition of Right Turn Order 2014
 Drapers Way and Steart Lane, Cutcombe 10/01/14 Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2014
 Egford Hill, Frome
Plan
03/01/14 Temporary Extension of 30mph Speed Limit Order 2014
 Ford Farm, Wiveliscombe Road, Norton Fitzwarren
Plan
03/01/14 Temporary 10mph Speed Limit Order 2014
Staplegrove Road, Taunton 29/11/13 Temporary Restriction
West Somerset Order 2012 (Amendment No. DC1) Order 2013 08/11/13 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street parking
Thickthorn Lane, Ashill, Thickthorn Cross 08/11/13 Prohibition of Motor Vehicles Order 2013
 Doniford Road Williton 01/11/13 30mph Speed Limit Order 2013
Tilney Road (Part) Sellicks Greet in the Parish of Pitminster 25/10/13 (Prohibition of Motor Vehicles ) Order 2013
Bradney Lane, Bawdrip 25/10/13 (40mph Speed Limit) Order 2013
 Parishes of Rushiton, Taunton and West Monkton 11/10/13 (A3088 Priory Avenue, A38 Toneway, A358 Hankridge and Henlade)  (Revocation, Restricted Roads and 40mph Speed Limit Order 2012
 South Somerset Order 2012 (Amendment No.1) Order 2013 04/10/13 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading, and On-Street Parking
 High Street, Street 27/09/13 Prohibition of Waiting and Limited Waiting Order 2013
 Market Place, King Street and Justice Lane, Frome 20/09/13 Prohibition of Motor Vehicles Order 2013
 Sedgemoor Order 2012 (Amendment No.3) Order 2013 20/09/13 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading, and On-Street Parking
West Quay, Bridgwater 13/09/13 (Castle Street to Town Bridge Section) (Prohibition of Motor Vehicles) Order 2013
 Red Road, Brean 06/09/13 (Temporary Traffic Restriction) Order 2013 (BBC Filming) 
 Lovers Walk, Wells  30/08/13 (Temporary Suspension of Limited Waiting) Order 2013
Bower Lane, Bridgwater 16/08/13 (Temporary Prohibition of Right Turn) Order 2013
 Taunton Deane order 2012 (Amendment No. 4) Order 2013 19/07/13 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking
 West Somerset Order 2012 (Amendment No. 1) Order 2013 24/05/13 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking
Sedgemoor Order 2012 (Amendment No. DC2) Order 2013 14/06/13 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking
St John and St Francis Primary School 07/06/13 Gating Order
 Various Roads, Districts of Mendip 24/05/13 (Temporary Traffic Restrictions) Temporary Closure of Footpaths and Bridleways - Glastonbury Festival 2013 Order 2013
 A361 Pilton 17/05/13 30mph Speed Limit Order 2013
Marshfield Road, Silvermead, Minehead 17/05/13 Prohibition of Waiting Order 2013
 Sedgemoor Order 2012 (Amendment No. DC1) Order 2013 10/05/13 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking Sedgemoor Order 2012 (Amendment No:DC1) Order 2013
 Sedgemoor Order 2012 (Amendment No: 2)
Plan
03/05/13 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking, Sedgemoor Order 2012 (Amendment No 2) Order 2013
East Somerset Way and Access Road into Morrisons, Wells 03/05/13 Prohibition of U-Turn Order 2013
 Sandringham Road 19/04/13 NOI of making a Gating Order
Various Roads in Taunton 19/04/13 Waiting Restrictions, 30mph Speed Limit and One Way Road Temporary Order 2013 
 Berkley Street, Berkley 05/04/13 30mph Speed Limit Order 2013
 Hyde Lane (Part) (Northern End) Bathpool 15/03/13  Prohibition of Motor Vehicles Order 2013
A38 Chelston Link, Wellington 15/03/13 Prohibition of Right Turn Order 2013
Sedgemoor Order 2012 (Amendment No 2) Order 2013 15/02/13 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking
 Goosenford, Cheddon Fitzpaine and West Monkton 01/02/13  30mph Speed Limit Order 2013
Drapers Way and Steart Lane Cutcombe 18/01/13 Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2013
Princes Street, Yeovil and Court Ash, Yeovil 11/01/13 Loading Bay Order 2013 and On-Street Parking Places Amendment Order 2013
A39/Holy Well Lane, Edington 11/01/13 Prohibition of Right Turn Order 2013
 Princes Street, Yeovil 11/01/13 Loading Bay Order 2013
 Mendip Order 2012 (Amendment No. 1) Order 2012 04/01/13 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking
 Lisieux Way, Taunton 07/01/13 Waiting Restrictions Temporary Order 2012
 Taunton Deane Order 2012 (Amendment No 2) 23/11/12 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking
Taunton Deane Order 2012 (Amendment No 1) 06/07/12 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking
Taunton Deane Order 2012
Maps
08/06/12 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking
 Mendip Order 2012
Maps
08/06/12 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking
Sedgemoor Order 2012
Maps
08/06/12 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking
 South Somerset Order 2012
Maps
08/06/12 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking
 West Somerset Order 2012
Maps
08/06/12 Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking
 Mountway Road, Taunton 04/05/12 (Prohibition of Driving) (Bus Gate) Order 2012
 Various Roads in the Taunton Deane Area 22/12/11 (Prohibition of Driving) (Bus Gates) Order 2011


Who can use it?
We make Traffic Regulation Orders in consultation with the Police and other local authorities. Members of the public may participate in the process during the consultation and advertisement stages.

How do I use it?
Contact us if you would like us to consider making a Traffic Regulation Order or a Gating Order.

What happens next?
A formal Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) requires a statutory procedure to be followed. Firstly, Consultation with local councillors, parish councils, the emergency services, and other specialist groups when appropriate must take place. Local interest groups such as residents, traders and community groups may also be consulted where appropriate.

A proposed TRO is advertised in the local press and Notices are displayed on roads that are affected. Copies of the Notice may also be delivered to premises likely to be affected. The Notice can be viewed at a nominated council office during working hours and for at least 21 days from the start of the Notice period.

Objections to the Notice must be made in writing to the address specified on the Notice within the 21 day period. Contentious issues are then reported to and considered by local councillors. When considering the objections councillors may decide to:

  • allow the TRO to proceed as advertised

  • modify the TRO to take into account the objections

  • or abandon the TRO

The Order may be formally sealed once all standing objections have been considered. Modifications to the proposals resulting from objections could require further consultation. TROs can take many months to complete and legal fees are quite substantial.

Occasionally Temporary Orders or Experimental Orders may be introduced which require a slightly different process and give people an opportunity to put forward their views. Temporary Orders are used when works affecting the highway require short-term traffic restrictions. Experimental Orders are used in a situation that needs monitoring and reviewing. These usually last no more than eighteen months before they are either abandoned, amended, or made permanent.

How long does it take?
The legal process involved in making a Traffic Regulation Order or a Gating Order can take up to 12 months.

How much does it cost?
Traffic Regulation Orders are normally provided free of charge, apart from where they are made as a result of new property development. The process for obtaining a Developer TRO costs approximately £3000, although this will increase significantly if objections to the TRO are received.

It doesn't cost anything to request a Gating Order.  However you will be responsible for the costs involved in providing the gate and meeting the council's reasonable legal costs which will be in the region of £1250.  The major part of the legal costs involved covers advertising the Gating Order in local newspapers.  This is a requirement of the legislation.

Laws and regulation
Most traffic management policy stems from documents produced by the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Highways Agency (HA). Some of these are statutory Acts and Regulations, whilst others are for guidance.

The principal legislation is:

  • Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

  • Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002

  • Transport Act 2000

  • Highways Act 1980

  • Highways Act 1980 Section 129a Gating Orders 

Contacts

Contact: Roads and Transport Team
Email: roadsandtransportSD@somerset.gov.uk
Contact no: 0845 345 9155
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday closed.

If an incident occurs outside these hours and is deemed a risk to public safety please contact the Police on 101.

If you need to visit a highway area office you can find the address of your local office here.

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