A Road Traffic Order is a legal document made by a local authority, under its powers as a highway authority, that enables the local authority to introduce parking restrictions, speed limits, one-way streets, banned turns, disabled parking bays, width restrictions, weight limits, vehicular traffic restrictions, parking bays and to close roads for construction works, maintenance or special events. Failure to comply with the requirements of a road traffic order, as indicated by signs or road markings, is an offence that may result in prosecution by the Police and/or the local authority or the issue of a fixed penalty.
The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 grants powers to the local authority to make a road traffic order and the relevant highway authority for the borough of Fylde is Lancashire County Council. These powers may be used for certain situations such as special events or temporary traffic orders. Regulations dictate the procedures that highways’ authorities must follow when making road traffic orders and you can find all the current and proposed orders by following this link.
Local authorities other than highway authorities, also have power under section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 to make certain temporary traffic orders for local events that may require closure of roads to enable the events to take place. Copies of any current traffic orders made by Fylde Borough Council will be available for download at the bottom of this page.
Whilst not classed as public footpaths referred to on the Definitive Map held by Lancashire County Council, Fylde Council is proposing to temporarily close parts of the promenade at Lytham/St Annes. This is to facilitate the coastal defence works that are to be carried out and will be for the period from 15 January 2018 to 24 January 2019.
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