New or amended Traffic Regulation Orders approved

A number of new or amended Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to prohibit waiting, loading and unloading, introducing new speed limits and to ban or permit various types of vehicular traffic were approved at today’s (Tuesday 13 November) Cabinet meeting.

Cllr Norman Hampshire, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “East Lothian Council has a responsibility to ensure local towns and villages have safe, accessible routes of travel that recognises the needs of a range of road users, pedestrians and businesses. The new and amended TROs approved today were identified as necessary to improve or enhance the free movement of traffic whilst also supporting other road users. The Council is committed to creating greater opportunities for active travel which can benefit individual wellbeing and energise our town centres.”

New TROs introduced include controls of indiscriminate parking at the new play park in Ormiston. Since opening earlier this year, the new park has attracted considerable numbers of visitors but inconsiderate parking near the park has greatly inconvenienced bus services and local residents. In response to local businesses, two disabled parking spaces at Lodge Street, Haddington have been included in a permanent order and a new maximum parking limit of 90 minutes will be introduced for Church Street, Haddington.

A new disabled access parking bay will be created outside Boots, High Street, Musselburgh to help blue badge holders to collect prescriptions and, following a successful experimental trial, a permanent TRO to reduce the speed limit at various locations within East Linton will be introduced.

Cllr Hampshire added: “I am particularly pleased that many of these new TROs will be introduced in response to requests from local communities and businesses. Through discussions and partnership working the council can shape and deliver services that are appreciated and supported by our residents.”

Published: Tuesday, 13th November 2018