Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) cover a range of changes to Calderdale's highways. These include changes to car parking, resident parking schemes, and changes to road layouts.

Current and forthcoming TROs


Fall Lane, Sowerby Bridge: prohibition of driving - 2016

UPDATE November 2016

Council of Calderdale has made an experimental order, the effect of which is to introduce a weight and width restriction along Fall Lane in Sowerby Bridge.

The order will come into force on 5th December 2016 and will remain in force for a maximum period of 18 months. While the Order is in force it will be an offence for any person to cause or permit any motor vehicle that exceeds 3.5 tonnes in weight or measures more than 2.0 metres wide to proceed along parts of Fall Lane, including across Mearclough Bridge.

The eTRO will be formally advertised on site and in the press on Friday 25 November 2016.

How to object?

Objections, representations or comments to any part of the proposed Order should be sent, in writing, to Steven Lee (Head of Highways and Transportation), c/o Traffic Team, Mulcture House, Mulcture Hall Road, Halifax. HX1 1SP. or email to: proposedTRO@calderdale.gov.uk

Objection Closing date

Any objections, representations or comments must be received by 5 June 2017.

UPDATE November 2016

The Traffic Regulation Order was formally advertised in April 2016. We received 119 formal objections to the order, all of which have been reviewed. Please see the following file:

The Governing Body considered the proposal and recommended than an experimental Traffic Regulation Order (eTRO) be made. Please see the following supporting documentation:

Note: The below timeline will be updated, as and when we are able to, but we anticipate that the bridge will be re-opened by the end of October 2016, or earlier if possible.

Action plan

ActionCompletion date
Prepare proposed eTRO documentation for Legal Services to draft the eTRO
W/c 1st August 2016
Design works for the scheme (signs / barriers)
W/c 1st August 2016
Preparation of Notice of Making
4 November 2016
Ordering of works for the scheme (as above)
2 November 2016
Advertisement of Notice of Making on site and in press / website
25 November 2016
Installation of signs / barriers
To be on site by 4 December 2016
eTRO goes live and bridge re-opened
5 December 2016

Supporting documents


Sowerby Bridge -TRO - Formal Consultation

In June we consulted with residents regarding the proposals for a traffic improvement scheme in Sowerby Bridge.  The consultation is complete.  We received 22 comments.  These are summarised on the attached document.

Bolton Brow / Wharf Street / The Moorings

  • provide a ‘no waiting at any time’ restriction to the frontage of the Village pub and restaurant car park. This, together with the existing keep clear marking will provide buses with unimpeded access to the bus stop.
  • provide junction protection at the junction of Bolton Brow / Wharf Street and the Moorings. This will improve sight lines for vehicles exiting the Moorings.

Street map: PDFBolton Brow map [PDF 108KB]

Station Road

  • reduce the operational hours of the bus / coach lay by on Station Road from Monday - Saturday, 9am - 3.30pm to Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm. This is more in line with the visiting hours of school parties arriving by bus and frees up additional car parking spaces earlier on a week day and throughout on a Saturday.
  • extend the loading prohibition on Station Road from 7.30am to 7.00am.

Street map: PDFStation Road map [PDF 89KB]

Town Hall Street

  • to remove the peak hours loading prohibition across the County Bridge on Town Hall Street. This reflects the signing and lining on street and given the ornate lighting, railing and bridge parapet in place removes the need for additional signing clutter and lining that relates to a loading ban. Also, as large kerbing and railings are in place, it is highly unlikely that any loading would take place across the bridge.
  • extend the ‘no waiting at any time and peak hours loading ban’ on Town Hall Street, in the vicinity of Nichols Yard.

Street map: PDFTown Hall Street map [PDF 159KB]

West Street / Lilly Street

  • to provide a several lengths of ‘no waiting at any time and no loading during the peak hours’ restriction on West street. This will improve sight lines for vehicles exiting Bridge Street and the cul-de-sac of 23 - 39 West Street.
  • restrictions will also improve HGV access in to an industrial estate.
  • to provide ‘no waiting at any time’ restriction on the north west side of Lilly Street , from its junction with West Street to its junction of Foundry Street. This will prevent vehicles from being parked on the footway obstructing pedestrian access. It will also improve vehicular access to Damson Court.
  • extend the proposed waiting restrictions on West Street (opposite the junction of Lilly Street), Sowerby Bridge for a distance of 10m in line with the recommendation as detailed in The Highway Code
  • provide junction protection at the junction of Foundry Street and West Street, Sowerby Bridge
  • provide junction protection at the junction of Lilly Street and West Street, Sowerby Bridge
  • provide junction protection at the junction of Lilly Street and Foundry Street, Sowerby Bridge

Street map: PDFWest Street map [PDF 159KB]

Tuel Lane / Wharf Street

  • to amend the existing restrictions and to introduce new restriction to cover the peak hours to improve traffic flows and reduce congestion.
  • provide limited waiting on the lay-by near the Tuel Lane / Wharf Street junction.

Street map: PDFTuel Lane map [PDF 208KB]

Holmes Road

  • to extend the 'no waiting at any time' restriction through the bends on Holmes Road to prevent parking displacement taking place on the bends.
  • provide lengths of limited waiting

Street map: PDFHolmes Road map [PDF 166KB]

Fall Lane/Junction Mearclough Road

  • provide a ‘no waiting at any time’ restriction and concrete bollards at the junction.

Street map: PDFFall-Lane-plan.pdf [PDF 41KB]

Bridge Street

  • provide junction protection at the junction of Bridge Street and Water Street, Sowerby Bridge

Street map: PDFBridge Street map [PDF 68KB]

Friendly Avenue

  • provide junction protection at the junction of Bridge Street and Water Street, Sowerby Bridge

Street map: PDFFriendly Avenue map [PDF 126KB]

Tower Hill

  • relocation of current taxi rank stand from Tower Hill to Wharf Street

Street map: PDFTower Hill map [PDF 71KB]

 

Action plan

ActionCompletion date
Consultation letter sent to affected residents
Friday 15th July 2016
Comments back to Council By
Friday 29th July 2016
Review of comments - pass to Traffic Engineer to progress scheme (if applicable following outcome of consultation)
7 November 2016
TRO will be advertised on
25 November 2016
Objections, representations or comments to be received by
16 December 2016
Review of comments - pass to Traffic Engineer to progress scheme (if applicable following outcome of consultation)
To be confirmed

Supporting documents


Ripponden - Formal consultation

In June we consulted with residents regarding the proposals for waiting restrictions in Ripponden.  The consultation is complete.  We received 19 comments.  These are summarised on the attached documents.

Following consultation, there are to be some amendments to the original proposals – summarised below.

  • Extend the proposed restrictions on both sides of Excelsior Close to cover the first driveways
  • Remove the proposed restriction on the north eastern side of A672 Oldham Road, Ripponden in the vicinity of house no 147
  • Reduce the length of the proposed restriction at the junction A672 Oldham Road and Godly Lane, Ripponden to a distance of 10m either side of the junction in line with the recommendation as detailed in The Highway Code
  • Provide waiting restrictions on the south west side Back Lane, Ripponden

Summary of comments:

  1. PDFRipponden - Summary of Comments [PDF 109KB]
  2. PDFHirstwood - Summary of Comments [PDF 58KB]

Updated Plans:

PDFRipponden TRO Map 1 of 8 [PDF 106KB]

PDFRipponden TRO Map 2 of 8 [PDF 104KB]

PDFRipponden TRO Map 3 of 8 [PDF 232KB]

PDFRipponden TRO Map 4 of 8 [PDF 1056KB]

PDFRipponden TRO Map 5 of 8 [PDF 124KB]

PDFRipponden TRO Map 6 of 8 [PDF 881KB]

PDFRipponden TRO Map 7 of 8 [PDF 99KB]

PDFRipponden TRO Map 8 of 8 [PDF 737KB]

PDFHirstwood TRO Map [PDF 54KB]

 

PDFHirstwood TRO Map [PDF 54KB]

The order represents double yellow lines on Hirstwood in Ripponden, was sealed as a Part A of a bigger Sowerby Bridge/Ripponden scheme formally consulted last year. Implementation of the Part B will take place shortly. This information was also communicated through the Halifax Courier and notices have been posted on site.    

Action plan

ActionCompletion date
Consultation letter sent to affected residents
Friday 15th July 2016
Comments back to Council by
Friday 29th July 2016
Review of comments - pass to Traffic Engineer to progress scheme (if applicable following outcome of consultation)
7th November 2016
TRO will be advertised on
25th November 2016
Objections, representations or comments to be received by
16th December 2016
Review of comments - pass to Traffic Engineer to progress scheme (if applicable following outcome of consultation)
To be confirmed

Supporting documents


Browfoot Gate Lane, Halifax – Road Closure (eTRO)

What changes are proposed?

  • Install a non-permanent barrier to physically close off the crossroads of Trimmingham Road, Trimmingham Lane, Churn Lane and Brow Foot Gate Lane.
  • Install new signs as required to inform drivers that the through-road is closed.
  • Suspend the existing one-way traffic order on Brow Foot Gate Lane.
  • Signs relating to the one-way order would be removed.  The existing posts and lighting units would be left in place, pending a decision on whether the order becomes permanent.
  • Include parking restrictions (double yellow lines) at the junctions of Trimmingham Lane/ Plane Tree Nest Lane and Trimmingham Lane/ Burnley Road.

 

Why are the changes proposed?

  • The physical closure fulfils the request to stop vehicles running through the area and will dramatically reduce the number of vehicles passing along Brow Foot Gate Lane. The only vehicles travelling along this length of road, following the closure, will only be those belonging to residents and visitors to the area.
  • The removal of the one-way order will allow residents south and west of the physical closure two accesses in from Burnley Road, rather than only along Trimmingham Lane.
  • The parking restrictions are to fulfil the requests raised by residents.

 

When the proposed order is advertised and how the public will know this?

The experimental Traffic Regulation Orders (eTRO), will be consulted with emergency services, elected members and affected residents from Friday 4th July 2016.

 

Details of where the draft proposals and documents can be found:

Full details of the proposals can be found in supporting documents below. They can also be inspected on-line at any Council Library or at Customer First office

Customer First
Horton Street
Halifax
HX1 1QE

 

How to object?

Representations or comments to any part of the proposed orders should be sent, in writing, to

FAO Traffic team
Highways & Transportation
c/o Traffic Team
Mulcture House
Mulcture Hall Road 
Halifax
HX1 1SP 

or email to:

proposedTRO@calderdale.gov.uk 

 

Objection Closing date

Any representations or comments must be received in writing by 29th July 2016.

 

What happens next?

Following the informal consultation all, representations and comments received will be considered by the Case Manager. A report containing their recommendations will then be presented to the Governing Body for final consideration. Response to all representations or comments will be published on the Council's website. This process can take between 6 - 8 weeks, from the latest closing date for objections.

 

September 2016  - Update:

In July we consulted with residents regarding the proposals for Browfoot Gate Lane. The consultation is complete.  We received 33 comments.

These are summarised on the attached document below:

  • Browfoot Gate Lane - eTRO - Comments and Responses - Informal Consultation

Following consultation, there are to be some amendments to the original proposals.

These are summarised on the attached document below:

  • Browfoot Gate Lane - eTRO - Summary of Amendments - Informal Consultation

 

October 2016 - Update:

Scheme was presented to the Governing Body, and it was approved for delivery. Design Team was instructed to commence with scheme detail design. 

 

January 2017 - Update 1:

Following on from consultation with West Yorkshire Fire Services, it was decided to reinstate originally proposed junction protection of Trimmingham Lane/Plane Tree Nest Lane. The reason for those changes is to facilitate free passage of the emergency services vehicles.

 

January 2017 - Update 2:

Scheme detail design was completed, orders for signs manufacture and scheme delivery will be passed to the contractors.  

 

February 2017 - Update:

Council of Calderdale has made an experimental order, the effect of which is to introduce a point closure for motor vehicles (prohibition of driving) at the junction between Trimmingham Road and Churn Lane and the junction between Trimmingham Lane and Brow Foot Gate. The Council also introduce parking restrictions on the junctions of:

  • Trimmingham Lane and Plane Tree Nest Lane; and
  • Trimmingham Lane and Burnley Road

The order will come into force on 24th February 2017 and will remain in force for a maximum period of 18 months.

Action plan

ActionCompletion date
Consultation letter sent to affected residents
Friday 8th July 2016
Comments back to Council By
Friday 29th July 2016
Review of comments - pass to Traffic Engineer to progress scheme (if applicable following outcome of consultation)
September 2016
Traffic Counts deployed
Friday 23rd September 2016
Governing Body Approval
Thursday 29th September 2016
Traffic Counts completed
Thursday 6th October 2016
Design scheme - completed
Friday 27th January 2017
Experimental TRO sealed - Order Live date 24th February 2017
Wednesday 15th February 2017
Notice of Making - advertise
Friday 17th February 2017
Preliminary site works
Monday 20th February 2017
Road closure - installation of barriers, signing and lining
Friday 24th February 2017
Scheme Live Date
Friday 24th February 2017
Formal Consultation dates
Friday 24th February 2017 - Friday 25th August 2017

Supporting documents


Parsonage Lane, Brighouse – Parking Restriction (TRO) Informal Consultation

Why are the changes proposed?

A request for a traffic improvement scheme, on Parsonage Lane, Brighouse has been received by Calderdale Council. This request is associated with a Planning Permission 16/00579/Ful for a retirement Housing Development.

The request has been assessed and it has been determined on that a scheme should be designed to address the concerns raised.

What changes are proposed?

The approved Planning Application includes the introduction of a number of off street parking areas accessed by crossing the footway and the construction of a car park again by taking access across the footway. The existing kerbside parking needs to be removed to ensure safe access and egress to the approved off street parking.

Details of where the draft proposals and documents can be found:

Full details of the proposals can be found in supporting documents below. 

When the proposed order is advertised and how the public will know this?

Following informal consultation with Local Councillors and Statutory Services Providers, we would welcome your views on the scheme. 

How to submit your comment?

Representations or comments to any part of the proposed orders should be sent, in writing, to

FAO Highways & Engineering
Huddersfield Road,
Elland,
HX5 9JR

or email to:

proposedTRO@calderdale.gov.uk 

Informal Consultation closing date

Any representations or comments must be received in writing by 19th May 2017.

What happens next?

Following the informal consultation all, representations and comments received will be considered by the Case Manager. A report containing their recommendations will then be presented to the Governing Body for final consideration. Response to all representations or comments will be published on the Council's website. This process can take between 6 - 8 weeks, from the latest closing date for objections.

Action plan

ActionCompletion date
Informal Consultation with Councillors and Statutory Services Providers
Friday 28th April 2017
Informal Consultations with residents
Friday 19th May 2017
Governing Body Meeting
To be confirmed

Supporting documents


Review of Parking Charges across Calderdale - Phase 3

Why are the changes proposed?

Following approval by Cabinet Members on 12th December 2016, the third phase of the Review of parking charges across Calderdale report is now due to be implemented.

It is some time since the Council reviewed off-street and on-street parking charges in Calderdale. In so doing the Council needed to recognise the contribution which parking policy can make to traffic management, transportation policy and it’s wider budget and commercial position.

The Borough’s approach is to support our commercial areas by providing good quality convenient, affordable and competitive parking. At the same time it needs to encourage maximum availability through turnover of spaces and where appropriate, generation of income to support the Council’s wider investment in highway and related services. Parking charges require periodic review to address these issues.

What changes are proposed?

This third phase focuses on introducing parking charges to the currently free short stay on street parking spaces in Brighouse and Hebden Bridge. The council also propose to introduce charges to number of off street parking spaces across the Borough.

Where the draft proposals and documents can be found

Full details of the proposals can be found in the supporting documents below.

When will the proposed orders be advertised and how will the public know this?

The Council will be publishing notices in relevant local newspapers and placing notices on site, at affected streets / car parks. This is to notify road users of the changes in parking charges and how this may affect them. The formal consultations will start on Friday 26th May 2017 and will last for 21 days.

How to submit your comment?

Representations or comments to any part of the proposed orders should be sent, in writing, to:

  • Username Highways and Transportation
  • Email traffic@calderdale.gov.uk
  • Address
    Highways and Transportation
    Mulcture House
    Mulcture Hall Road
    Halifax
    HX1 1SP

Please mark correspondence "FAO Traffic Team".

Formal Consultation closing date

Any representations or comments must be received in writing by 16th June 2017.

What happens next?

Following the formal consultation, all representations and comments received were considered by the Case Manager.

To see the comments and objections log, or summary report, please download:

Following the Governing Body's meeting, Phase 3 has been broken down into Phases 3a and 3b.

  • Phase 3a - Implementation of charges in free District car parks
  • Phase 3b - Implementation of charges 'On Street' in Hebden Bridge and Brighouse

Supporting documents

Brighouse

Hebden Bridge

 

Action plan

ActionCompletion date
Formal Consultation
26th May 2017 – 16th June 2017
Governing Body meeting
17th July 2017
Order sealed
To be confirmed
Scheme live date
To be confirmed

Supporting documents


Lidl Development, Halifax Rd Parking Restrictions, Bus Terminus, Walsden - Parking restriction (TRO) Formal Consultation

Why are the changes proposed?

LIDL Development, Halifax Rd, Todmorden

A request for a traffic improvement scheme on Halifax Road, Todmorden, has been received by Calderdale Council.

This request is associated with an approved Planning Permission 15/01029/Ful.

The request has been assessed and it has been determined on that a scheme should be designed to address the concerns raised.

Bus Terminus – Rochdale Road, Walsden

A request for a traffic improvement scheme has been made by local bus operators through the Calderdale Bus Partnership with regards to operational difficulties and delay on the network.

The reasons for the introduction of new loading restrictions will help discourage nuisance parking within the bus turning circle.

Additional Waiting & Loading Restrictions – Halifax Road, Todmorden

A request for a traffic improvement scheme has been made by local bus operators through the Calderdale Bus Partnership with regards to operational difficulties and delay on the network.

Introduction of the additional waiting and loading restriction will help to reduce congestion near Castle Hill Primary School on Halifax Road during drop-off and pick up times.

What changes are proposed?

LIDL Development, Halifax Rd, Todmorden

The approved planning application includes development of a LIDL store on currently undeveloped land. The proposed TRO will:

  • include the introduction of a pedestrian refuge, to improve pedestrian movement between the proposed development and the town centre;
  • include the provision of build-outs to adjacent kerbside parking and minor amendments to the existing waiting restrictions are also required to deliver these;
  • and include introduction of designated right turn lane.

Bus Terminus – Rochdale Road, Walsden

Proposed changes at bus terminus at Rochdale Road, Walsden will include:

  • loading restriction on the A6033 Rochdale Road, Walsden, Todmorden (Bus Terminus);

Halifax Road, Todmorden

Proposal is made in response to a request for a traffic improvement scheme was made by local bus operators through the Calderdale Bus Partnership with regards to operational difficulties and delay on the network. Proposed solution is to:

  • Introduce additional waiting and loading restrictions on Halifax Road, Todmorden. This will help to reduce congestion near Castle Hill Primary School on Halifax Road during drop-off and pick up times.

Details of where the draft proposals and documents can be found:

Full details of the proposals can be found in the supporting documents section, below.

How to submit your comment?

Representations or comments to any part of the proposed orders should be sent, in writing, to:

 

Formal Consultation closing date

Any representations or comments must be received, in writing, by Friday 5th January 2018. 

What happens next?

Following the formal consultation, all representations and comments received will be considered by the Case Manager. A report containing their recommendations will then be presented to the Governing Body for final consideration. Response to all representations or comments will be published on this webpage. This process can take 6 to 8 weeks, from the latest closing date for objections. All the objections and comments in regards to Lidl Development received during Informal Consultation (16/06/2017 - 30/06/2017) would also be taken into consideration.

 

Action plan

ActionCompletion date
Lidl Development Informal Consultation with Councillors, Statutory Services Providers and residents
Friday 16th June 2017 - 30th June 2017
Formal Consultation
Friday 8th December 2017 - 5th January 2018
Governing Body
TBC

Supporting documents


Copley Bridge & Hallroyd Bridge - Weight Restriction TRO - Formal Consultation

What changes are proposed?

It was agreed by the Strategic Infrastructure Service to formally propose a new Weight Limit Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) at Copley Bridge, Copley and Hallroyd Bridge, Todmorden. 

Why are the changes proposed?

Copley Bridge, Copley

Due to the ongoing improvement scheme on A629 at Salterhebble, Copley Lane suffers from increased levels of traffic including HGV’s. It is deemed that the current increased flow and size of traffic poses a risk to pedestrians and other road users. Additionally it creates an increased risk of damage to the narrow railway bridge structure.

To improve the above situation is it proposed to implement a 3 tonne gross vehicle weight restriction on the railway bridge with exceptions for scheduled buses, emergency vehicles and refuse collection vehicles.

Limiting these restrictions to just the bridge itself will allow access from either direction for service vehicles such as removal and delivery vehicles to reach property zones either side of the bridge. The reasons for the proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is to avoid danger to persons or other traffic using the road and to prevent likelihood of any such danger arising, as specified in s1 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Hallroyd Bridge, Todmorden

A request has been received from Network Rail to introduce a 7.5 Tonne gross vehicle weight restriction on the railway bridge on Hallroyd Road, Todmorden. This follows an assessment by Network Rail which concluded that this bridge cannot withstand the passage of vehicles heavier than this weight. It is therefore proposed that a Traffic Regulation Order is introduced to implement this restriction.

The reason for the proposed Traffic Regulation Order is:

  • to prevent further damage to the bridge;
  • to prevent the potential danger to vehicles over the safe weight if they attempt to cross the bridge

When the proposed order is advertised and how the public will know this?

The Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO), will be consulted with emergency services, elected members and affected residents from Friday 16th February 2018

Details of where the draft proposals and documents can be found:

Full details of the proposals can be found in supporting documents below. They can also be inspected on-line at any Council Library or at Customer First office

  • Username Halifax Customer First
  • Address
    Halifax Customer First
    19 Horton Street
    Halifax
    HX1 1QE

How to object?

Representations or comments to any part of the proposed orders should be sent, in writing, to

Regeneration & Strategy

  • Username Halifax Town Hall
  • Address
    Town Hall
    Crossley Street
    Halifax
    HX1 1UJ

or email to:

proposedtro@calderdale.gov.uk 

Objection Closing date

Any representations or comments must be received in writing by 09th March 2018

What happens next?

Following the formal consultation all, representations and comments received will be considered by the Case Manager. A report containing their recommendations will then be presented to the Governing Body for final consideration. Response to all representations or comments will be published on the Council's website. This process can take between 6 - 8 weeks, from the latest closing date for objections.

Action plan

ActionCompletion date
Formal Consultation
16th February 2018 - 09th March 2018

Supporting documents