Road traffic schemes
Traffic schemes are usually designed and installed as the result of an accident problem, following requests from residents or as part of a national policy (for example. the introduction of 20mph zones).
Traffic schemes 2014/15
Blackhorse Road - Highway improvement scheme
Selborne Road - Air Quality and Highway Improvement Scheme
20mph zone scheme - Areas between Lea Bridge Road & A406
If you are still unsure about aspects of the scheme you can contact Council officers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 8496 3000
Larkshall Road - Highway improvement scheme
Contact: email@example.com or by calling 020 8496 1039
Hoe Street - road improvement scheme
- Consultation leaflet and plan (1.5MB PDF file)
Traffic Management Orders
Traffic Management Orders (TMOs) are documents that provide the legal backing for the enforcement of road, traffic or parking schemes under the relevant national legislation.
There are three different types of TMOs:
Permanent orders give rise to the majority of signs and lines that are placed on streets. Examples of these are:
- Single/double yellow lines
- Parking spaces
- Banned turns
- Speed limits
Please note: not all on-street restrictions require an order, for example box junctions.
Experimental orders are used to enable the Council to monitor the effect of the TMO and vary its provisions as necessary. The duration of an experimental order lasts no more than eighteen months before they are either abandoned, amended or made permanent.
Temporary orders are made to temporarily prohibit, restrict or suspend the use of a road as a result of highway or utility works, street cleansing or situations that are likely to be a danger to the public (for example. falling debris). Orders are for a maximum period of eighteen months or six months if affecting a footway that is separate from a main highway.
The Council can immediately issue a temporary notice to prohibit, restrict or suspend the use of a road following an emergency such as a burst water main.
By law, the Council is required to publish notices in a local newspaper that advertise the proposal and effects of TMOs. In some cases the notices are published in the London Gazette.
If the Council feels additional publicity is needed for a TMO they can choose to erect notices on lamp columns in the street to which any TMO proposal relates.
In the case of permanent and experimental orders the Council must consult statutory bodies such as the police, ambulance, fire brigade, bus operators, Road Haulage Association and Freight Transport Association. Also, other groups such as cyclist and pedestrian associations will be contacted if any TMOs affect them.
A temporary order does not require any consultation but the emergency services must be notified of they are affected.
How to object to a TMO
Information on how to object to a TMO, and deadlines for submitting letters of objection are outline in the public notice. The Council is legally required to consider and reply to every letter it receives.
If the public feel the Council has not followed the correct procedures in making the TMO they can appeal to the High Court within six weeks of the order being made.
Road humps and pedestrian crossings
TMOs are not required for road humps or pedestrian crossings but similar procedures with regards to public notices and objections apply.
Traffic Management Orders public notices
Below is the list of public notices advertising proposed or made TMOs in the borough. Click on the notice title to view each notice.
|Notice date||Title of Notice|
|17 June 2013||Proposed extension of Shernhall Bakers Arms controlled parking zone into various roads E17 (27.6KB PDF file)|