Issue details

Consideration of changes to the City Centre Traffic Regulation order (Footstreets)

Purpose of Report: This report considers the current temporary arrangements for the City Centre footstreets introduced as part of One Year Covid Transport and Place Strategy. It will set out the outcomes of the statutory consultation on amending the future Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) of the foot streets. The report will consider mitigation of impacts should Executive determine to amend the future TRO. In addition to the above the report will give the context for this decision with the results of the wider consultations with residents businesses and stakeholders, the risks of pedestrian and vehicle conflict, counter terrorism measures and the duty to protect, delivering wider city strategies and protecting the economy, and duties under equalities legislation.

The Executive will be asked to make a decision on the future TRO arrangements for the City Centre.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Be significant in terms of its effects on communities;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/10/2021

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 18/11/21 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Transport

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Dave Atkinson, Head of Highways and Transport Email:

Consultation process

Consultation process: The issues in relation to city centre access have been considered through extensive consultation with the public and stakeholders, including focused engagement with disabled people, cyclists, businesses, and delivery couriers. To guide this decision a statutory consultation has also been carried out as required if making any permanent changes to Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO).

Consultees: Disabled advocacy and representative groups, cycling advocacy groups, city centre businesses and stakeholders, cycle and delivery couriers, Human Rights and Equalities Board, taxi operators, shopmobility service, and open public engagement.

Making Representations: Not Applicable at this stage.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: EIA will be completed with the report.


Agenda items


  • Consideration of changes to the City Centre Traffic Regulation order (Footstreets)  

Background papers


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