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.


The Kent County Council (Various Roads, Borough Of Maidstone) (Waiting Restrictions And Street Parking Places)
(Variation No. 39) Order 2021
. All proposed orders go out to consultation. Anyone can object to or support an order during the consultation.

The Kent County Council (Various Roads, Borough of Maidstone) (Waiting Restrictions and Street Parking Places) Variation No. 39 Order 2021.

The following are the relevant documentation and effects of the order.


    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

    Other Orders

    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.