BCP Council approves Traffic Regulations Orders changes

Posted on Thursday 12th September 2019

BCP Council’s Cabinet has approved changes to the advertising and approval of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, including those used for the provision of on-street disabled bays.

Approved TROs discussed at the latest meeting of Cabinet (11 September) included a Public Footpath diversion Order in Bournemouth to make way for development at the Winter Gardens site and an Order to confirm the status of Longfleet Drive as a public bridleway. An Order to define the path from James Road to Sheringham Road in Poole as a public bridleway was deferred following representation from residents.

At the meeting plans to set up a Transport Advisory Group were also approved. These aim to give councillors an opportunity to discuss transport issues and give the public a forum for providing feedback.

Councillor Andy Hadley, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transport and Infrastructure, said:

“We have a statutory obligation to advertise Traffic Regulation Orders and the recommendations approved by Cabinet will ensure this process is harmonised across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Improving engagement and encouraging transparency, the new Transport Advisory Group meetings will give councillors and the public a better opportunity to consider matters which affect their communities.

A TRO is a legal order which allows the Council to regulate the movement and parking of vehicles, as well as the movement of pedestrians in public space.  Most TROs come about in response to requests from residents and local groups seeking assistance in resolving issues that affect their daily lives.