The proposed TRO is advertised by:
- a public notice in the Portsmouth local paper, The News
- copies of the proposal are put up on the affected streets
- promoted on the council website
This begins a three-week consultation period, during which members of the public can register support or object to the proposal.
There is no objection period for Temporary TROs, which are generally associated with long-term construction or utility works where it is necessary to close, or partially close, a road or footpath for the duration of the works. The maximum duration of a temporary TRO is 18 months.
Comments on a proposed TRO
If no objections are received during the consultation period, the council can go ahead with the TRO.
If any objections are received, the proposed TRO must go before the appropriate executive member of the council for a decision, taking into account the comments received from the public during the consultation period.
Items can be removed from a proposed TRO, but it is not possible to implement more than outlined in the original proposal.
Implementing a TRO
Once a TRO is approved, we will update its status on the website, and publish a draft public notice detailing the changes to be introduced.
Once an implementation date has been set, this will be listed here, along with a copy of the public notice – which will also appear in The News at least two weeks before the date.
The implementation date is the date on which the TRO becomes active, but it cannot be enforced until any necessary changes are made to the affected roads
Not happy with a TRO decision?
If a party is dissatisfied with a decision made by an executive member, they can lodge a complaint with the Ombudsman for investigation.
If it is thought a TRO does not show due regard to the law, an application can be made to the High Court (see the final public notice for details).