A number of new or amended Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) were approved at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 10 September.

The new TROs are set to prohibit waiting, loading and unloading, introduce new speed limits and to ban or permit various types of vehicular traffic.

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 extending the existing 30mph speed limit on the B6371, Windygoul south, Tranent to cover the frontage of the new housing development and similar extension to the existing 30mph speed restriction westwards to the oak tree / A199 junction at Haddington due to new housing developments and proposed commercial premises.

A new 40mph buffer speed limit will be introduced on the A6093, west of Pencaitland with the neighbouring creation of new eco accommodation site with shop.

Cllr Hampshire added: “I am particularly pleased that the requested changes and introduction of these TROs have resulted from requests by 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, 10th September 2019