Decision details

Prioritisation of Traffic Regulation Orders 2018/19 HI15 (19/20)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Community requests for simple and low-cost Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs)  are considered annually by County Local Committees (CLCs).  More complex and expensive TROs are considered for progression as a Community Highways Scheme and so fall outside the process.


The TRO requests in the year to July 2018 have been assessed and scored against the agreed criteria and the results were presented to the relevant CLCs for consideration. The CLCs can select a specified number of TROs each – totalling 23 across the county. The Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure has discretion to approve up to 15 additional TROs to be processed.


TRO requests are currently scored against an agreed set of criteria which reflect the County Council’s priorities. All requests are then considered by CLCs which has resulted in some very low (even zero) scoring proposals being taken to members.


The introduction of a cut-off score will enable officer (and member) time to be focussed on schemes with some community benefit and support.


CLC Chairmen were advised of the intention to introduce a cut-off score, below which a proposal would not be taken forward to a CLC.


This report considers how many additional TROs will be approved by the Cabinet Member and proposes an amendment to the cut-off score, below which the proposed TRO will not be forwarded to the CLC for consideration.



The Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure has approved:


  1. The nine TROs that score 12 or above (see section 2.6 of the report) for processing and subsequent implementation in the 2019/20 financial year; and


  1. That TROs that score 9 or less at the initial moderation stage will no longer be progressed or referred to the County Local Committees.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 27/09/2019

Date of decision: 27/09/2019

Effective from: 09/10/2019

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