Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are legal orders made by the Council to apply Traffic Management controls to roads and car parks.

Traffic Regulation Orders
Traffic Regulation Orders

Every TRO is advertised in the local Press. The published public notice will include the reasons for the proposed changes and the likely effects they will have. Traffic Regulation Orders are required for many different restrictions including:

  • Waiting and Loading
  • One-way streets
  • Speed Limits
  • Weight and width restrictions
  • Access and turning Restrictions
  • Road and Footway closures - both permanent and temporary
  • Cycle and bus lanes

All new Traffic Regulation Orders will be published on this website. Orders, as explained above, are also advertised in the local press and are displayed for public inspection in various Council offices.

Traffic Regulation Order Objection Process

If you have a reason why you feel the proposed action should not go ahead, you should send details of your grounds for objection in writing, quoting the name of the Traffic Regulation Order and the reference number to:

Gerard Malone
Head of Legal and Property Services
Municipal Buildings
Greenock
PA15 1LX

Objections to the Traffic Regulation Order must be received by the date advised in the public notice.

Your letter will be acknowledged once the objection period has lapsed (the objection period for a permanent Traffic Regulation Order is usually 21 days). We will investigate your objection and advise you of our findings.

Should you advise us that you feel that the information we provide to you does not address your concerns, the Scottish Government has established a procedure under the Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 which provides for a Hearing before an Independent Reporter from the Scottish Government Inquiry Reporter’s Unit.

If your objection is not withdrawn, the Council will require to consider whether or not it is necessary to convene a Hearing in terms of the relevant Regulations.  Depending on the position, your objection could progress to a "Hearing of Objections" held by either an independent person or a Council Committee.  At least 21 days’ notice would be sent to you detailing the date, time and place of the Hearing or Committee meeting.

Proposed Traffic Calming Measures

Where the Council is considering traffic calming measures in accordance with The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, The Roads (Traffic Calming) (Scotland) Regulations 1994, The Road Humps (Scotland) Regulations 1998, The Road Humps and Traffic Calming (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999 and The Road Humps and Traffic Calming (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, details will be published on this page as part of the required a statutory consultation process.

Where such a consultation is being undertaken, details of when objections require to be submitted by, and how they should be submitted, will be included with the details on the proposal. 

The Council shall consider any objections sent to it as part of such a consultation and may, if it thinks fit, hold a local inquiry.

 

Page last updated: 4 December 2018