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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 orders (for example, road closures to enable street works or construction).

TMOs are documents that 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 (for example, ‘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 on our current moving TMO statutory page.

You can use our online form to respond to these consultations.

A selection of frequently requested traffic orders is also available.

Permanent orders

Permanent orders give rise to the majority of signs and lines that are placed on streets, such as:

  • 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're 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 concerning public notices and objections apply.

Page last updated: 18 July 2024

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