Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO)


A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is a legal order. It allows the Highway Authority (Kent County Council) to regulate the speed, movement and parking of vehicles under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

In Kent, moving Traffic Orders are enforced by the police and parking restrictions are enforced by local councils.

New orders normally take on average between nine and 12 months to come into force. To ensure new orders are created as efficiently as possible, proposals are normally grouped together into one order and  processed all at the same time.

All proposed orders go out to consultation. Anyone can object to or support an order during the consulation.

After the consultation has ended, the results and any feedback will be looked at by the Joint Transportation Board, a cross party advisory panel of Councillors. They'll make their recommendations in a report to Kent County Council's Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste, who will decide whether to approve the proposed order or not.

If it's approved it'll then come into force from the date stated in the order. It could also be amended, going out to consultation again or it could be rejected.

For more information visit the Traffic Management Act 2004 website.

Off-Street Parking Places Orders
Off-Street Parking Places Consolidation Order 2008
Off-Street Parking Places Order 2008 Variation No. 1
Off-Street Parking Places Order 2009 Variation No. 2
Off-Street Parking Places Order 2011 Variation No. 3
Off-Street Parking Places Order 2012 Variation No. 4
Off-Street Parking Places Order 2015 Variation No. 6

Other Orders
Prescribed Hours for Waiting and Loading Restrictions
Prohibition of Stopping on the Footway or Verge Order 2008
Prohibition of Stopping on the Footway or Verge Order 2013 Variation No. 2

Kent County Council as the Highway Authority is also responsible for implementing restrictions such as School Keep Clear markings and double yellow line corner protection restrictions. Traffic Regulation Order's made and proposed by KCC for the borough of Maidstone can be found on their web pages.

Kent County Council Waiting Restrictions and Street Parking Places Order 2012
Kent County Council Waiting Restrictions and Street Parking Places Order 2014
Kent County Council Chatham Road, Boxley 24 Hour Clearway Order 2014
KCC County Council Waiting Restrictions Consolidation Order 2017

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