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Traffic Regulation Orders, Parking Places Orders and Parking Consultations

Parking Consultations and reviews 2024-2025


Below is the Council's Work Plan of schemes to be undertaken in the financial year 2024/2025. Due to the Pre-Election Period rules for local government, we are unable to commence any new consultation until after July 4th, unless there are significant safety concerns. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Work Programme 2024-2025

Live Consultations 2024-2025


Various Stopping and Waiting Restrictions (Yellow Lines) Across the District 2024 Toggle accordion

Various Stopping and Waiting Restrictions (Yellow Lines ) Across the District 2024

The Council is committed to improving road safety and access for emergency vehicles and refuse collections across the district. The Council has therefore committed to undertaking the making of 2 annual Traffic Regulation Orders solely based on junctions, access and other safety related issues.

Status: Formal Consultation Date 30/05/2024-03/07/2024

Wards affected: 

St Albans

Bernards Heath.pdf

Clarence Ward.pdf

Hill End.pdf

marshalswick West ward.pdf

St Peters.pdf



Harpenden East ward .pdf

Harpenden North & Rural.pdf

Harpenden South.pdf

Harpenden West Ward.pdf

London Colney

London Colney.pdf



Sandridge and Wheathampstead

Sandridge & Wheathampstead

Bricket Wood, How Wood & Park Street Areas

Bricket Wood,How Wood, Park Street.pdf


 Formal Proposals to make a Traffic Regulation Order. 

Please Select the proposal you would like to review. Comments on the proposal can be submitted using the Feedback button at the bottom of the map.


Date of next action:  03/07/2024

Date of Status update: 10/06/2024

Formal Consultation Documents

Officer Comments: 21 day Formal consultation closing date 03/07/2024

Public Notice yel-1.pdf

STA- yellow line Order 2024 FC.pdf

STA-SoR Yel FC.pdf


Existing Restrictions 

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Active Traffic Regulation Orders (On-Street)

The below interactive map provides details of all parking restrictions across the St Albans City and District Area covered by the St Albans City and District Council (Control of Parking) Order 2023. This Order comes in to operation from 4th September 2023. The map may take a few minutes to load and you may need to 'Accept' the cookies to view it.

To find details of the Order, search a road name or zoom to a point on the map and use your left mouse button to click on any restriction type to view the details of that restriction. From the pop up description, you can select the publication details and download the PDF version of the written and sealed Order. 

To view map on a full size webpage, please visit our partner website. This will open in a new window outside of the Councils website.

Please note, the above map only provides details of the restrictions included within the named Traffic Regulation Order/s. Whilst every Effort is made to ensure amendments and new orders are included, some restrictions may not appear or may differ.

Active Traffic Order/s - Off Street (Car Parks & Garage forecourt) Toggle accordion

Off Street Parking Places Order 2022

PDF Documents, please note, the below document is around 23mb and may take some time to download. If using a mobile device, it is recommended to use a wifi connection 

Off Street Order 2022

Request a new parking restriction or review of an existing parking restriction

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If your road/ area is not listed you can request it is considered for a future parking consultation.

Request a new restriction or review of an existing restriction using the parking enquiry form

A new works programme covering 2024-2025 was considered in April 2024.  Unfortunately, not every request can be immediately considered, but many factors can lead to its addition to a future works programme:

Safety issues / concerns 

Volume of request from different households

High parking demand from non- residents

Major developments that are taking place nearby.

Yellow Line Orders

We have two yellow orders which are processed each year. One which begins on 1st April and the other on 1st October. Each window is open for 10 weeks. Any requests for yellow lines with be added to the waiting list during this time. Once the window closes.

  • We will review each request and collate any relevant data i.e., site surveys etc. 
  • This information is reviewed and if there are grounds to consider placing restrictions this is placed on the schemes for our Lead Councillor to approve. 
  • This is followed by a public consultation and depending on the responses, a final decision is taken to approve the restrictions. 
  • The formal Traffic Order is made, and the relevant signs and the yellow lines installed.

Parking Schemes

Requests for parking schemes, such as resident parking, are considered once a year and any schemes to be considered are placed on the workplan and processed.

  • Each request is initially investigated. This may include surveys or site visits to measure the size of the problem.
  • If necessary, an informal consultation will be held to capture local views.
  • If there is evidence of a need of a scheme this is placed on the workplan waiting list to be reviewed by the Lead Councillor.
  • If approved, it is placed on the work plan for the following financial year.
  • This is followed by a public consultation and depending on the responses, a final decision is taken to approve the restrictions. 
  • The Formal Traffic Order is made, and the relevant signs and the yellow lines installed.
Traffic Regulation Orders, Schemes & Restrictions FAQs

Traffic Regulation Orders, Schemes & Restrictions FAQs Toggle accordion

How long can a TRO or PPO take?

A TRO can take between 12 and 18 months to deliver, however this would depend on the complexity of the scheme and the consultations that must be undertaken. 

What schemes require a TRO or a PPO?

All parking management schemes require a TRO or PPO and can only be proposed for the reasons set out in the legislation. A scheme can only be proposed if the regulations allow it. 

What other Highway restrictions will require a TRO?

TROs are required for almost all Highway related traffic management. In addition to those listed in our main document under paragraph 5, the following Highways Functions will also need a TRO. However, St Albans City and District Council do not have the authority to manage these, and they can only be done by Hertfordshire County Council (HCC). 

  • Speed limits
  • Weight limits
  • One-way streets and banned turns (no left or right turn etc.)
  • Prohibition of driving, pedestrian areas 

What factors make a priority assessment of a TRO?

  • Safety (collision reduction and speeding)
  • Benefits to public transport and cycling 
  • Routes to school and community facilities 
  • Air quality, congestion, and environmental benefits 
  • Level of community buy in to the scheme including financial contribution
  • Level of contribution from member's highways local allocation

Once a scheme has been considered against the points above and a priority established, the first set of proposals can be drafted for consultation. 

What is a typical process to a TRO or PPO?

A typical TRO or PPO process includes the following:

  • An advert will appear in the Herts Ad advertising the Traffic Regulation Order. 
  • We will make all Ward Councillors, Parish and Town Councils aware of the Consultation so they can inform residents and businesses what is happening. 
  • We will liaise with statutory bodies such as blue light services and the County Council. 
  • The Consultation will be on our website, and we will also place signs in the limited bays advertising the Traffic Regulation Orders. 
  • There will be no Public Consultation meetings.

Members of the public will be able to view the map based order online or at the Civic Centre, they will be able to respond online using our appyware software, or email/ write to us directly. 

Can I comment on a proposed TRO?

Yes, the formal consultation stage of a TRO or PPO is open for all to comment on within a 21-day period. 

Where can I find the proposed TRO?

The proposed scheme will be advertised in the local press and uploaded to the Councils website. A copy will also be sent to all appropriate Ward Councillors within the areas of consultation. 

Live TROs

What is the difference between a TRO and a PPO?

  • A TRO is used to regulate and control traffic movement. In our case, anything that prohibits the movement or parking/ waiting of vehicles would be within a TRO.
  • A PPO is implemented for all parking places such as permit parking, disabled parking, loading bays etc.

Whilst there is a difference, generally all the orders are referenced under the TRO label as an industry standard.

What happens if significant changes are made?

If significant changes are required following the formal consultation, then the amendments will need to be made and re-consulted for a further 21-days to allow further comments. Alternatively, the process can be restarted with the newly amended scheme. 

What happens when a TRO is approved?

Once the legal process is completed and sealed the scheme can be implemented. If it is a permit scheme, we will normally give around 3 months before a scheme goes live to allow for the lines and signs of a scheme to be implemented and residents to acquire permits. 

How long does it take for the signs and lines to be carried and are they needed?

Signs and lines to support the restrictions are usually implemented within the 3 months and are in most cases, legally required. Signs and lines are governed by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 and Councils must adhere to it. The time of year and weather conditions may alter the timing of implementation as lining can only be laid in appropriate conditions.