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Traffic Regulation Orders

What are Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs)?

Traffic regulation orders (TROs) are legal agreements which allow us or the police to enforce regulations including:

  • Double yellow lines
  • Speed limits
  • On-street parking
  • One-way streets
  • Traffic calming
  • Car parks

How are TROs created?

TROs can remain in operation indefinitely. If the council needs to modify or revoke a TRO, it must follow the same procedure as was used to create the TRO.

Consultation

Once the proposal has been submitted, consultation must take place.

The views of local councillors and parish councils, the emergency services and sometimes other organizations such as local public transport operators will need to be sought.

Local residents, traders and community groups likely to be affected by the order will be consulted where appropriate.

The proposal may be amended after the consultation.

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A notice is placed in the local press and in the roads affected.

Objections are then considered through the appropriate council procedure before it is decided how the matter will be taken forward.

Making of the Order

The TRO will then be formally made and introduced.

The entire process can take many months to complete especially if objections result in the TRO being changed and re-advertised.

How to object to a TRO proposal

If any person wishes to question the validity of the Order or any of its powers on the grounds that it or they are not within the relevant powers conferred by the Act or that any requirements of the Act or of any instrument made under the Act has not been complied with, that person may, within six weeks from the date on which the Order is made, apply for that purpose to the High Court.

Current Traffic Regulation Orders

Prohibition of waiting, loading and unloading at any time Order 2023

On the 14th January 2022 the Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council advertised its intention to make a Road Traffic Regulation Order in  pursuance of its powers contained in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended). The proposals were advertised under the heading Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (Goytre Road, Goytre Crescent, Emroch Street, Land Rear of Emroch Street and East Street, Goytre) (Prohibition of Waiting, Loading and Unloading at any Time) Order 2022 and the draft order was placed on the Council website for inspection and contained a number of provisions for imposing various waiting, loading and unloading restrictions.

NOTICE is now hereby given that in consequence of objections received to the advertised proposals:-

  1. The Council has on the 18th December 2023 made an Order in pursuance of its powers contained in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the general effect of which is to put into operation those provisions contained in the advertised draft Order which are set out in the Schedule below.

A copy of the Order and plan can be inspected on the Council’s Internet Website

The Order will come into force on the 22nd December 2023.

If any person wishes to question the validity of the Order or of any of its powers on the grounds that it or they are not within the powers conferred by the Act or that any requirements of the Act or of any instrument made under the Act has not been complied with, that person may, within 6 weeks from the date on which the Order is made, apply for that purpose to the High Court.

Schedule

Prohibition of waiting, loading and unloading at any time

  • 1.1 Goytre Road, Goytre (North Side)
    From a point approximately 21 metres north west of the centre point of its junction with Goytre Crescent for a distance of approximately 34 metres in a south easterly direction.
  • 1.2 Goytre Road, Goytre (North Side)
    From a point approximately 13 metres west of the centre point of its junction with Emroch Street for a distance of approximately 25 metres in an easterly direction.
  • 1.3 Goytre Road, Goytre (North Side)
    From a point approximately 20 metres east of the centre point of its junction with Emroch Street for a distance of approximately 57 metres in an easterly direction.
  • 1.4 Goytre Crescent, Goytre (Both Sides)
    From its junction with Goytre road for a distance of approximately 10 metres in a northerly direction.
  • 1.5 Emroch Street, Goytre (Both Sides)
    From its junction with Goytre road for a distance of approximately 10 metres in a northerly direction.
  • 1.6 Lane at rear of Emroch Street, Goytre (Both Sides)
    From its junction with Goytre road for a distance of approximately 2 metres in a northerly direction.
  • 1.7 East Street, Goytre (Both Sides)
    From its junction with Goytre road for a distance of approximately 5 metres in a northerly direction.

DATED 21st DECEMBER 2023
M C GRIFFITHS
HEAD OF LEGAL &
DEMOCRATIC SERVICES

 

The Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council in exercise of their powers under Sections 1 and 2 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act of 1984”) and of all other powers them enabling and after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police in accordance with Part III of Schedule 9 of the Act of 1984 hereby make the following Order: -

  1. This Order shall come into force on the 22nd day of December 2023 and may be cited as the “Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (Goytre Road, Goytre Crescent, Emroch Street, Lane Rear of Emroch Street and East Street, Goytre) (Prohibition of Waiting, Loading and Unloading At Any Time) Order 2023”.
    1. In this Order –
      • “Public Service Vehicle” shall have the same meaning as in Section 1 of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 and “local service” shall have the same meaning as in Section 1 of the Transport Act 1985;
      • “Universal Providers” means those operators of postal services who are licensed to provide all or part of a Universal Postal Service under the provisions contained in the Postal Services Act 2000.
    2. Except where otherwise stated, any reference in this Order to a numbered Article or  Schedule is a reference to the Article or Schedule bearing that number in this Order.
    3. The Interpretation Act 1978 shall apply for the interpretation of this Order as it applies for the  Interpretation of an Act of Parliament.
  2. Save as provided in Articles 4 and 5 of this Order, no person except on the direction of a Police Constable in uniform or a Parking Attendant shall cause or permit any vehicle to wait load or unload at any time on the lengths of sides of roads set out in the Schedule of this Order.
  3. Nothing in Article 3 of this Order shall render it unlawful to cause or permit any vehicle to wait on the lengths of roads specified therein for so long as may be necessary to enable: -
    1. A person to board or alight from a vehicle;
    2. The vehicle, if it cannot conveniently be used for such purpose in any other road, to be used in connection with any of the following operations, namely: -
      1. Building, industrial or demolition operations;
      2. The removal of any obstruction to traffic;
      3. The laying, erection, alteration or repair in or on land adjacent to the said lengths of sides of road of any sewer or any main pipe or apparatus for the supply of gas, water or electricity or any telecommunications apparatus defined in the Telecommunications Act 1984;
    3. The vehicle, if it cannot conveniently be used for such purpose in any other road, to be used in the service of a Local Authority or a Water Authority in pursuance of statutory powers or duties;
    4. The vehicle to be used by a Universal Service Provider for the purpose
      of delivering or collecting postal packets;
    5. Public Service Vehicles operating a local service when waiting at an authorised bus stop to set down or pick up passengers, or to school buses;
    6. The vehicle to take in petrol, oil, water or air from any garage situated on or adjacent to the said length of road.
  4. The prohibitions imposed by Article 3 of this Order shall not apply to Police, Fire, Ambulance or other Emergency Service vehicles or to Local Authority vehicles when in pursuance of statutory duties or powers.

Traffic Regulation Orders - Archive

The Orders on our archive page are available to view for two months following advertisement.