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Permanent use of lay-bys along the High Street in Newmarket

Have your say on a proposal to introduce lay-bys along High Street, Newmarket.

This consultation has now closed.

What is being proposed?

Suffolk County Council proposes to introduce a permanent Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to allow market traders to use the lay-bys on the south east side of the High Street, between The Avenue and Palace Street.

This will replace the temporary Order that’s allowed the street market to operate, two days a week, in recent months. The affected lay-bys will be subject to a ‘No Waiting’ restriction from 6pm Monday to 6pm Tuesday and from 6pm Friday until 6pm Saturday.

An exemption will apply for those market traders holding a valid West Suffolk Council market licence. In the lay-by outside the National Horseracing Museum, parking for blue badge holders will be retained at all other times (with space for one vehicle). 

The existing 1 hour limited waiting restriction will be retained elsewhere, operating between 8am and 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with no return within 1 hour.

The proposed TRO is intended to improve the amenities of the area through which the road runs.

Download the <a title=Download the Newmarket high street consultation plan href=/assets/council-and-democracy/consultations-petitions-and-elections/193869-01a-Consultation-Plan.pdf target=_blank>Newmarket high street consultation plan</a> (PDF, 136 KB)

Contact us

The consultation closed on 8 January 2020.

If you have any questions, contact the Suffolk Highways team at