Proposed Traffic Orders in Main Street

Two proposals for traffic management were made in September/October last year.   We have now received an update on these.

·        A Redetermination Order, under the terms of the Roads Scotland Act 1984, which proposed an amendment to the kerbline on Main Street by widening the carriageway on the north side, near to its junction with Dalmahoy Road was advertised to the public and a number of objections were received.  The City of Edinburgh Council is not permitted to consider these objections and is required to pass them to the Scottish Ministers.  The Ministers can uphold the objections and request the abandonment of the Order, or they can confirm the Order in full or with amendments.   We are waiting for a response from Scottish Ministers.

·        The other Order is A Traffic Regulation Order, under the terms of the Road Traffic Regulation act 1984, which proposes the introduction of 24 hour waiting restrictions (double yellow lines) at two locations on Main Street.  TROs have a two stage consultation procedure. The first, a formal consultation with bodies representing persons likely to be affected (emergency services, Freight Transport, Road Haulage, bus companies, Community Councils etc) has been completed and a number of comments were been received, including a objection from the Community Council.  The second stage is the advertising of the proposals to the public for any objections and these proposals will be advertised shortly.  As the proposed waiting restrictions do not include a loading prohibition, any objections to the Order can be considered by the Transport and Environment Committee of the Council and their decision implemented.

 We shall keep you updated on developments as they arise.