Stoke on Trent City Council are attempting to improve residents involvement in decisions on Traffic Regulation Orders. Such Orders can only be introduced following a legal process, which involves the advertisement of any proposals for the public to view, object or to make comment on.
For Example, In March 2012 Stoke on Trent Council published the proposed Traffic Regulation Order for the City Centre to enable changes to be made to Hanleys roads to allow Buses easy access to the new Bus Station. During the advertised objection period, several objections were received from traders about the restrictions to customers being able to collect goods by vehicle.
But currently there is no easy way to now read the original proposal or to check up on what amendments are now going to be proposed
The objections received were reviewed by Cabinet on 26th April 2012, although they have still not been published, but will now include allowing access for loading and unloading in Percy Street unrestricted by time of day, and also allowing wedding vehicles to gain access to the Town Hall via Percy Street Stafford Street.
When complete these amendments will now be pubished in the New Bus Station section of the Council website and will hopefully lead in the future to a portal so members of the public are able to find TROs easily and they should also be able to comment or object as easily.
Posted Friday 27th July
City of Stoke-on-Trent (Traffic Regulation) (Hanley Bus Re-routing – Pedestrianisation Area) (No.20) Order 2012, Amendment (No.1), 2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the City of Stoke-on-Trent on the 24 July 2012 made an Order under Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984. The Order shall come into operation on 30th day of July 2012. The effect of this Order is as follows:- 1. To prohibit the waiting, loading and unloading of any vehicle at any time in the lengths of road specified in the Schedule hereto. 2. To prohibit any vehicle other than a bus, taxi or cycle at anytime from entering the length of bus lane specified in the Second Schedule hereto. 3. Those parts of the Traffic Regulation Orders specified in the Schedule of Revocations hereto FIRST SCHEDULE NO WAITING, LOADING OR UNLOADING AT ANY TIME John Street (Both Sides) The Whole SECOND SCHEDULE BUS LANE Bethesda Street From its junction with John Street to its junction with Albion Street in a northerly direction. SCHEDULE OF REVOCATIONS Order City of Stoke-on-Trent (Traffic Regulation) (Consolidation Order) (No.13) Order 2008 Part Seventy Seventh Schedule John Street A copy of this Order (with plans) may be examined at the offices of the Directorate of City Renewal during normal office hours. If you wish to question the validity of this Order or any provision in it on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the above Act or on the grounds that the requirements of that Act or any instrument made under it has not been complied with in relation to the Order you may within six weeks of the date hereof apply to the High Court for this purpose.. DATED this 27th day of July 2012 PETE PRICE, Assistant Director Technical Services, Directorate of City Renewal, Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1HH.