Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are legal documents which accompany new restrictions on the road and enable them to be enforced.

Consultation procedure

TROs have to follow a legal procedure which ensures that they can be introduced appropriately, the process generally includes:

  1. Initial consultation. The local county councillor, Dorset Police representative and parish and town councils are consulted and need to give their full support of the proposal prior to any public advertisement
  2. 'Draft Order' stage - public advertisement of Draft Notice and consultation period. Each 'Draft' Order is publicly advertised in the local press, posted on the street and available online. Comments for or against the scheme must be made within three weeks
  3. Authority to proceed. If no objections are received, then authority to proceed can be obtained from senior management. If there are objections, these are reported to the appropriate Committee who make a recommendation to Cabinet. This may be to proceed as advertised, make modifications to or abandon the proposal altogether
  4. 'Made Order' stage - making of Order. When approval has been granted, the Order is then legally signed and sealed before it becomes operational. The 'Made' Order is then re-advertised and six weeks are given to challenge it in the High Court on procedural grounds.

Traffic Regulation Orders in consultation

  • you can support, object or comment on any advertised Orders below at any time up to and including the closing dates shown
  • it is not a legal requirement that we display Orders on this website and so please allow for a delay on some occasions in the information becoming available
  • copies of public notices are advertised in the local area press as well as online
  • comments both for and against will be anonymised before being made available for inspection by members of the public and committees

Due COVID-19, our offices are closed to the public and it is not possible to view TRO documents in paper format in these settings. If you require the documents in an alternative format to that available on our website, please email regulation-tro@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

All Traffic Regulation Orders:

Draft Orders

Wareham – Hibbs Close - Traffic Regulation Order reference: 05/08/21/Wareham

THE DORSET COUNCIL (WAITING, LOADING, STOPPING AND PARKING PLACES) (MAP BASED) (AMENDMENT NO. ) (HIBBS CLOSE, WAREHAM) ORDER 202*

Related documents:

Comment on Traffic Regulation Order Reference: 05/08/21/Wareham

You can support, object or comment on this Traffic Regulation Order until 16 September 2021.

Made Orders

Stoborough – Corfe Road - Traffic Regulation Order reference: 05/08/21/Stoborough

THE DORSET COUNCIL (WAITING, LOADING, STOPPING AND PARKING PLACES) (MAP BASED) (AMENDMENT NO.18) (CORFE ROAD, STOBOROUGH) ORDER 2021

Related documents:

Comment on Traffic Regulation Order Reference: 05/08/21/Stoborough

You can support, object or comment on this Traffic Regulation Order until Thursday 16 September 2021.

Verwood - various roads - Traffic Regulation Order reference: 15/07/21/Verwood

THE DORSET COUNCIL (WAITING, LOADING, STOPPING AND PARKING PLACES) (MAP BASED) (AMENDMENT NO.17) (VARIOUS ROADS,VERWOOD) ORDER 2021

Related documents:

Comment on Traffic Regulation Order Reference: 15/07/21/Verwood

You can support, object or comment on this Traffic Regulation Order until 26 August 2021.

Upton - Pony Drive - Traffic Regulation Order reference: 09/09/21/Upton

THE DORSET COUNCIL (WAITING, LOADING, STOPPING AND PARKING PLACES) (MAP BASED) (AMENDMENT NO.20) (PONY DRIVE, UPTON) ORDER 2021

Related documents:

Comment on Traffic Regulation Order Reference: 09/09/21/Upton

You can support, object or comment on this Traffic Regulation Order until 21 October 2021.

Portland - Fortuneswell - Traffic Regulation Order reference: 09/09/21/Portland

THE DORSET COUNCIL (WAITING, LOADING, STOPPING AND PARKING PLACES) (MAP BASED) (AMENDMENT NO.19) (FORTUNESWELL, PORTLAND) ORDER 2021

Related documents:

Comment on Traffic Regulation Order Reference: 09/09/21/Portland

You can support, object or comment on this Traffic Regulation Order until 21 October 2021.

Drimpton - Netherhay Lane - Traffic Regulation Order reference: 09/09/21/Drimpton

The County of Dorset (Netherhay Lane, Drimpton) (30mph Speed Limit) (No 3) Order 2021

Related documents:

Comment on Traffic Regulation Order Reference: 09/09/21/Drimpton

You can support, object or comment on this Traffic Regulation Order until 21 October 2021.

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