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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. The act governing Traffic Orders is the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and is enforceable by law.

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

On average, a Traffic Regulation Order can take between nine and 12 months from when it is agreed in principle and funded, to implementation. It is a lengthy procedure because we have to adhere to the statutory periods of advertising and consultation. To ensure efficient creation of TROs, proposals are 'batched' consisting of numerous proposals, and processed as one project.

Anyone can object to or support a proposed TROs and comments must be submitted before the end of the consultation period, which is clearly stated in each order.

At the end of the consultation period, all feedback from the public will be considered for a decision on the implementation of the order. The results of the consultation are considered by the Joint Transportation Board, who are a cross party advisory panel of Councillors, recommendations are then made and a report is subsequently compiled and a decision is made by the Cabinet Member for Planning, Transport and Development.

After this point, approved restrictions can be implemented and enforced from the date advertised, proposals may also be amended which will include further consultation or a proposal may be rejected.

For more information visit the Traffic Management Act 2004 website.

Consolidation Orders 2017
KCC Traffic Consolidation Order 2017

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

Please note, a Variation Order of the highest number supersedes all previous TROs in relation to any amendments of restrictions in the specified roads.

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

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