Transport: Coronavirus

(asked on 20th July 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that emergency powers granted to local authorities during the covid-19 outbreak are not being used to avoid local consultation and opposition on matters relating to transport.


Answered by
Rachel Maclean Portrait
Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
This question was answered on 1st September 2020

It is for local authorities to ensure that any changes they propose to make to road layouts are delivered in line with relevant consultation and noticing requirements.

The changes made in the emergency legislation which came into force on 22 May did not change the existing requirements for noticing for Traffic Regulation Orders. Local authorities are still required to give 7 days’ notice of proposed temporary changes, to allow time for local residents or businesses to send in any comments or objections.

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