Road Traffic Control: Finance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 2nd March 2020.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to review the effect on local authority finances of issuing traffic regulation orders.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport has begun a review of traffic order legislation, including the costs and benefits of the current regime and the impact on local authorities of making and applying for their own orders. Work has included research that was carried out in 2019 by the Department for Transport, Geoplace, Ordnance Survey and the British Parking Association. This estimated, for example, that the annual advertising costs for Traffic Orders and Temporary Traffic Orders across all authorities in Great Britain is approximately £49 million. The Department for Transport continued its review later in 2019. We now plan to consult on proposed amendments later in 2020.

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