New Traffic Orders introducing new speed limits, parking changes and new one-way street approved

A number of new or amended Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to prohibit waiting, loading and unloading, introducing new speed limits, promote a new one way street and ‘Stop Up’ locations whereby the areas will be removed from the public list of roads were approved at the Cabinet meeting of 25 May.

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. As the county develops and travel patterns change the council can be approached by local communities concerned about a range of travel related issues. 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 existing 30mph speed limit to south side of School Brae Bridge, West Barns
  • Making Lochend Road North, Musselburgh one way from New Street to North High Street to complement existing one way on Harbour Road as both roads are unsuitable for two way traffic
  • Introduce timed restrictions to a small section of Loch Centre car park, Tranent to assist those visiting the Tranent Medical Practice
  • To remove from list of public roads sections of South Street, Belhaven and Newton Port, Haddington
  • Additional EV Charging Points  installed requiring amendment to existing TRO

Cllr Hampshire added: “I am particularly pleased that the 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: Friday, 28th May 2021