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Any organisation, council or statutory undertaker can request the introduction of a formal weight restriction.

A weight limit allows us as the Highway Authority to prohibit and restrict the movement of heavy goods vehicles. This requires us making a Traffic Regulation Order which gives the police the power to enforce a weight restriction.

You can apply for a weight limit here.

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The introduction of a weight restriction on a public road will be considered either for environmental protection (for example, a narrow village road) or where there is a need to protect a structure (for example, a bridge or culvert) from the effects of heavy goods vehicles. Where a weight restriction is considered necessary, consideration must be given to a suitable alternative route and the likely effect on other communities.