Traffic Management Orders (TMO)

The Traffic Management Order process and statutory consultation

This page provides information about Traffic Management Orders (TMOs) and notices for permanent and experimental schemes generated from within the council. 

Find information regarding temporary traffic order (eg road closures to enable streetworks or construction).

TMO's are documents which provide the legal backing for the enforcement of road, traffic or parking schemes under the relevant national legislation. Restrictions are categorised into two groups:

  • static restrictions all parking and/or waiting, stopping and loading restrictions; and
  • moving restrictions any restrictions to moving traffic (eg ‘one-way’ operations, ‘no entry’ points, or bus lanes/gates)

You can view statutory consultation documents for current static road, traffic or parking schemes via our online portal.

You can view statutory consultation documents for current moving road and traffic schemes via our current moving TMO statutory page.

You can use our online form for responding to these consultations.

A selection of frequently requested traffic orders are also available.

Permanent orders

Permanent orders give rise to the majority of signs and lines that are placed on streets. Examples of these are:

  • single/double yellow lines
  • parking places
  • prohibited and compulsory turns
  • one-way traffic working 
  • speed limits

Not all on-street restrictions require an order eg bus stop clearways and box junctions.

Experimental orders

Experimental orders are used to enable the council to monitor the effect and vary as necessary. The duration of an experimental order lasts no more than 18 months before they are either:

  • allowed to lapse
  • amended or made permanent

Road humps and pedestrian crossings

TMOs are not required for road humps or pedestrian crossings but similar procedures with regards to public notices and objections apply.

Page last updated: 08 October 2021

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