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.
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 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 'Submit now' 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 |
| Bridgwater Fair First Notice and draft TRO |
Diversion Route Plan
Road Closure Plan
Temporary Prohibition of Waiting Plan
| ||Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2015 |
| Meadowhayes, Porlock |
|21/8/2015 to 11/9/2015 ||Proposed no waiting at any time restriction |
| Luckwell Bridge, Wheddon Cross |
|14/8/2015 to 4/9/2015 ||Temporary 30mph speed limit |
Temporary revocation of derestricted (60mph) speed limit
| A38 Langaller Way, A38 Bridgwater Road, West Monkton |
|13/8/2015 to 3/9/2015 ||Revocation, restricted road, 30mph and 40mph speed limits |
| Taunton Residents Parking TRO ||13/8/2015 to 3/9/2015 || Restriction of stopping, waiting, loading and unloading, and on-street parking |
| Mendip Residents Parking TRO |
Grange Road and Brutasche Terrace, Street - map
Silver Street, Wells - map
Wookey Hole Road, Wells - map
Proposed Residents Parking Scheme frequently asked questions
|13/8/2015 to 3/9/2015 ||Restriction of stopping, waiting, loading and unloading, and on-street parking |
| Sedgemoor Residents Parking Order |
Proposed Residents Parking Scheme FAQs
|11/8/2015 to 1/9/2015 ||Prohibition and restriction of stopping, waiting, loading and unloading, and on-street parking |
| Stradlings Hill, Cannington - First Notice |
|28/7/2015 to 3/8/2015 ||Temporary TRO |
| Cheddon Fitzpaine, Various roads |
|23/7/2015-13/8/2015 || 30 mph Speed Limit Order 2015 |
| Chrimchard, Chard |
|16/7/15 to 06/8/15 ||30 mph Speed Limit Order 2015 |
| Wells Residents Parking Proposals ||16/7/2015 to 6/8/2015 ||TRO for parking restrictions |
| Minehead Summer Festival First Notice |
North Road Temporary Prohibition Waiting Plan
Plan of road closures 2015
|10/7/15 to 1/8/15 ||Temporary traffic restrictions |
| Old Road, Odcombe |
|9/7/2015 to 30/7/2015 ||40 mph Speed Limit First Notice and Draft TRO |
B3139 Wells Road, Wedmore and Theale
|30/6/2015 to 21/7/2015 ||Revocation and 30mph and 50mph speed limit |
|26/6/2015 to 17/7/2015 ||Revocation and 40 mph speed limit |
A366 Norton St Philip and Faulkland
|25/6/2015 to 16/7/2015 ||7.5 tonne weight restriction |
First Notice New Street, The Liberty, Wells
|11/6/2015 to 2/7/2015 ||Revocation and 20mph speed limit |
| First Notice A38 Taunton Road, A39 Broadway, St Mary Street and Old Taunton Road Bridgwater |
| ||Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order 2015 |
| First Notice - Bower Lane, Bridgwater |
Plan - area to be restricted
Plan - diversion route
|29/6/2015 ||Temporary Traffic Restrictions - Order 2015 |
| First Notice - Rodway Cannington |
|3/6/2015 ||temporary 10 mph speed limit, Temporary revocation of 40 mph speed limit - Order 2015 |
| First Notice - A39 Main Rd, Kilve and A39 Williton to Bridgwater Rd, Holford |
Plan - alternative routes
Plan - Main Road, Kilve
Plan - Williton to Bridgwater Rd, Holford
|1/6/2015 ||Temporary Traffic restrictions - Order 2015 |
| First notice - St Michaels Ave, A30 Sherborne Rd and Lyde Road, Yeovil |
Plan - Traffic Signals
Plan - Prohibition of right turn
|29/5/2015 ||Prohibition of right turn and prohibition of U-turn - Order 2015 |
| First Notice - Sedgemoor area parking restrictions TRO |
Houlgate Way, Axbridge
Rosetree Paddock Rugosa Drive - Berrow - SYL
Brantwood Road Inwood Road - Wembdon - St Georges School
College Way Bridgwater - DYL
Colley Lane Bridgwater - extension of DYL
Northfield Bridgwater - DYL
Oakfield Road Bridgwater - DYL and SKC
Rosebery Avenue Bridgwater - DYL
Symons Way-Robins Drive Bridgwater - DYL
Wellington Road Bridgwater - No Waiting
Wembdon Road Bridgwater - Revoke DYL
Regent Street B O S - Loading Only
Southern Lea Road Burnham-on-Sea
Chads Hill-High Street Cannington - DYL
Norville Lane Cheddar - DYL
Parsons Pen Cheddar - DYL
Burnham Road Highbridge - DYL
Huntspill Road Highbridge - DYL
King Street Highbridge-DYL
Tyler Way Highbridge - DYL
Worston Road Highbridge - DYL
Newton Road North Petherton - DYL
Pawlett Road Puriton - Revoke DYL
|27/5/2015 ||Prohibition and restriction of stopping, waiting, loading, unloading and on-street parking - Order 2015 |
| First Notice - A378 Langport Road and Top Road, Fivehead |
|21/5/2015 ||Revocation and 30 mph speed limit - Order 2015 |
| First Notice - A38 Langaller Way - Bridgwater Road, West Monkton ||23/4/2015 ||Revocation, restricted road, 30 mph speed limit and 40 mph speed limit - Order 2015 |
| First Notice - Manor Road, Cossington |
|7/4/2015 ||30mph speed limit - Order 2015 |
| Extend 30mph speed limit at Broadshard, on A356 north of Crewkerne and introduce 50mph speed limit on A356 from Broadshard to A303 and in West Street, Stoke sub Hamdon ||19/03/2015 ||Extend 30mph speed limit and introduce 50mph speed limit |
| Notice - College Way, Bridgwater |
|17/2/2015 to 10/3/2015 ||Construction of proposed flat top road hump (speed table) |
| First Notice - Ford Street (Gerbestone Road, Briscoe Lane) |
|27/2/2015 ||30mph speed limit - order 2015 |
| Taunton Deane Parking Amendment - First Notice |
Existing and new proposals - maps
New proposal by road name
| ||Prohibition and restriction of stopping, waiting, loading and unloading and on-street parking. |
| Combined First Notice Price Changes Various New Permits |
Residents Parking price increases - Variation Notice 2014
Various Permits Order 2015
| ||First notice Order 2015 |
| Hinkley Point Road, Stogursey |
| ||Temporary 30mph Speed Limit and Temporary 10mph Speed Limit Order 2014 |
| Brunswick Street Hendford, Yeovil ||17/07/14 to 07/08/14 || Prohibition of right turn |
Table 2 - Current Orders
| Title of TRO || Date of commencement ||Type of order |
| Cheddon Fitzpaine || 21/8/2015 ||30mph speed limit |
| Old Road, Odcombe || 07/08/2015 ||40mph speed limit |
| St Mary St/ Taunton Rd & A39 Broadway, Bridgwater || 04/08/2015 || Prohibition of left and right turn |
| A372 Langport Road, Othery || 04/08/2015 || Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order |
| A372 Langport Road, Othery |
| 29/07/2015 || Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order |
| A378 Langport Road & Top Road, Fivehead || 30/07/2015 || Permanent 30mph Traffic Restriction Order |
| New Road, Lufton, Yeovil || 30/07/2015 || Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order |
| Norton St Philip || 30/07/2015 || 7.5 tonne weight restriction |
| A39 Carhampton || 31/7/2015 ||Revocation of 40mph speed limit |
| New Road, Lufton, Yeovil - 30mph Speed Limit |
| 30/07/2015 || Temporary Traffic Restrictions Order - 30mph Limit |
| New Street, The Liberty, Wells ||16/07/2015 ||Revocation and 20mph Speed Limit Order 2015 |
| Yeovil, various roads ||16/07/2015 ||Controlled parking zones (revocation and no loading, Prohibition of stopping on school keep clear markings) Order 2015 |
| Bridgwater's Big Bash ||3/7/2015 ||Temporary traffic restrictions |
| Sandy Lane, Cannington ||23/6/2015 ||Temporary traffic restrictions |
| B3190 Washford Cross to Fair Cross, Williton ||26/6/2015 ||Prohibition of driving |
| Bower Lane, Bridgwater ||12/6/2015 ||Temporary Traffic Regulation Order |
| A38 Taunton Road, A39 Broadway, St Mary Street and Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater ||12/6/2015 ||Temporary traffic restrictions - Resurfacing |
| Rodway, Cannington ||3/6/2015 ||Temporary 10 mph speed limit, temporary revocation of 40 mph speed limit - Order 2015 |
| A39 Main road, Kilve and A39 Williton to Bridgwater Road, Holford ||1/6/2015 ||Temporary Traffic restrictions - Order 2015 |
| The County of Somerset Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading and On-Street Parking ||15/5/2015 ||Taunton Deane Order 2012 (Amendment No. 6) Order 2015 |
| Hob Lane (Northern End) , West Monkton ||14/5/2015 ||Prohibition of motor vehicles |
| Stradlings Hill, Cannington ||18/5/2015 ||Temporary traffic restrictions |
| Brunswick Street / Hendford, Yeovil ||1/5/2015 ||Prohibition of right turn |
| Aller Drove and Nythe, Sedgemoor ||6/4/2015 ||Temporary 7.5 tonne weight restriction - Order 2015 |
| Various Permits Amendment Order 2015 ||19/02/2015 ||Prohibition and Restriction of Stopping, Waiting, Loading and Unloading, and On-Street Parking - Order 2015 (Amending orders 2012 for Taunton Deane, South Somerset, Mendip, West Somerset and Sedgemoor) |
| A366 Norton St Philip and Faulkland, Mendip ||19/02/2015 ||7.5 Tonne Weight Restriction Order 2015 |
A38 Taunton Road and A39 Broadway Bridgwater
|16/12/14 ||Temporary prohibition of right turn and temporary prohibition of motor vehicles |
| 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 |
| NIDR - various roads in Taunton ||23/10/14 ||Prohibition of waiting and 30mph speed limit Order 2014 |
|Ilton and Horton, South Somerset ||17/04/14 ||30mph Speed Limit Extension Order |
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:
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 Highways England. 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