Issue details

Speeding up of procedures for Traffic Regulation Orders - 12/01927

Give officers delegated powers to consider objections to public consultations for small traffic schemes when the responses to the consultation is limited in number and non-controversial.


How the decision  relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives:

As part of Driving economic prosperity in BS4K it refers to delivering the priorities set out in our integrated transport strategy Growth Without Gridlock (GWG). Within GWG road safety is stated as a constant priority for central and local government.


Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision:

Allowing officers delegated powers to consider minor objections to traffic schemes will speed up the process of implementing schemes, reduce staff time spent on projects and allow a quicker response to road safety issues.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Decision due: October 2012 by Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Andy Corcoran, Traffic Schemes & Member Highway Fund Manager Email:

Consultation process




Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)

Gather Information from key stakeholders on proposed policy

Key consultee groups

Kent Police

Start and finish dates of consultation.


Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.


Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment

Informing Only (Who and when)


Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting

20 September 2012


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?

Key priority of improving road safety is within Business Plan and proposed policy will assist with this priority and increase officer output.


Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?

All Members


Financial implications: Andy Corcoran, Traffic Schemes & Member Highway Fund Manager

Legal implications: 12/01927

Equalities implications: N/a


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