Consolidation, experimental, phased and minor traffic regulation orders
Published by Anne Kingsley
Last updated on 27/07/2020

The following Local Government practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Consolidation, experimental, phased and minor traffic regulation orders
  • Consolidation and minor changes orders
  • Experimental orders
  • Implementation in phases
  • Revocation before implementation

Consolidation, experimental, phased and minor traffic regulation orders

This Practice Note further expands upon the information contained in Practice Note: Road traffic—order procedure and notices.

Consolidation and minor changes orders

A road traffic order that merely consolidates earlier traffic orders into one should be uncontroversial, as by definition no substantial change is made to traffic on the street. The Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations 1996 (the Traffic Orders Regs 1996), SI 1996/2489, reg 21 therefore permits a relaxed regime for publicising consolidation orders. This relaxation is extended to include traffic orders that do change the regime on the street, but only in a minor way.

The changes that may be included in a consolidation or ‘minor changes’ order are:

  1. postponement for not more than six months of the coming into force of any provision of an existing order

  2. variation to include exemptions for disabled persons’ vehicles

  3. variation to confer on a traffic warden functions similar to those conferred by the order on a constable

  4. variation to substitute a prohibition or restriction on the use of vehicles having a maximum gross weight of 17 tonnes for an identical prohibition or restriction at 16.5 tonnes

  5. variation to substitute for any reference to a vehicle adapted to carry 12 passengers or more than 12 passengers, a reference to a vehicle adapted to carry more than eight passengers

  6. variation

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Consolidation definition
What does Consolidation mean?

Where a company increases the nominal value of its shares and reduces the number of shares in issue by consolidating holdings. For example, five 5p shares might be consolidated into one 25p share.

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