Waiting and loading restrictions are introduced through a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).
A TRO is a legal document to enable the restrictions to be enforced, which is part of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 (as amended).
It needs consultation with the local residents affected along with borough, district, parish and town councils and the emergency services. It is then advertised in the local press and public notices are posted on-site.
Responses received during the advertisement period are reported to the Assistant Director of Operational Highways and the Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Rural Affairs for consideration and to determine if the responses need to be reported to the Development and Regulation Committee. If approved, signs and road markings are put on site just before the TRO comes into force.
Suffolk Traffic Orders
Restrictions associated with stopping, waiting, loading and parking can be viewed on Suffolk Traffic Orders.