Suffolk Coastal Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultation

Our consultation on the new traffic regulation order covering the Suffolk Coastal area runs from 28 January 2019 to 18 February 2019.

We are consulting on a new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) in the area covered by Suffolk Coastal District Council. This covers:

  • waiting restrictions
  • loading restrictions
  • parking places

This new TRO uses maps to show existing static traffic restrictions, rather than the current text documents.

The maps have been created by checking what restrictions currently apply and which lines and signs are currently present. If any of these were different they have been changed.

A change to existing restrictions is proposed in The Avenue, Woodbridge. The “No Waiting At Any Time” along the west side of the road will be extended to allow safer movement of vehicles without the need to mount the kerb and drive along the highway verge.

Furthermore, 30 minute limited waiting only for HGVs restrictions will be implemented in four laybys along the A12 near Darsham railway station to allow drivers of large slow-moving vehicles to arrange safe passage over the railway crossing.

Our TrafWeb page gives you access to the mapping the proposals are on.

To view the Suffolk Coastal TRO map:

  1. Go to the 'Public consultation' area, read the disclaimer and select 'I accept'.
  2. Go to the spanner in the top left corner and select ‘Schemes’ then ‘Suffolk Coastal’. You’ll then be able to search for specific streets.
  3. Select the restriction to see more detail and the proposed supporting documentation (Deposited documents). You’ll also be able to make comments about the maps and documents.

Introduction to the deposit map file

The following documents are included within this file

  • The proposed traffic order
    • Articles
    • Map tiles overview
    • Map tile legend
    • Map tiles
  • Statement of Reasons
  • Notice of proposal to make the new order

The maps show the same details available on the online map. To view the area you are interested in, you need to:

  • Look at the first overview map and identify which large rectangle covers the area you are interested in. Note the number in that rectangle, for example 4
  • Scroll down until you come to a map with the number you previously noted displayed in the top right blue box
  • Use zoom and pan to identify the area of the map you are interested in. Make a note of the reference set in the appropriate rectangle, for example AJ198
  • Hold down CRTL + F to bring up a word find box. Type the grid number you’re looking for and press the next arrow until the map is shown with the reference highlighted in the bottom right corner

Alternatively, the map tile with the appropriate reference can be found by scrolling down the file. Each map tile reference can be found in the bottom right corner.

The map tiles are arranged so that the letters represent a row and the numbers represent a column, e.g.

AJ196

AJ197

AJ198

AK196

AK197

AK198

AL196

AL197

AL198

The reference numbers are grouped together. For example, all references starting with AJ will follow each other in ascending number order followed by AK in ascending number order.

References starting AA will be towards the top of the street view maps and reference starting CT will be towards the bottom.

The consultation closes on 18 February 2019.

Contact us

We are asking for feedback on the traffic regulation orders shown on the TrafWeb page.

If there are restrictions different to what’s seen on the ground, please comment using the link in the mapping tool or by sending an email to george.firth@suffolk.gov.uk.