Traffic Management Orders

Traffic Management Orders (TMOs) are statutory legal documents. We make them under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.  They're used to regulate and enforce:

  • highways traffic measures and
  • parking

We consult on Proposals to make Permanent Orders with:

  • the emergency services
  • other statutory bodies and
  • the general public who can make representations

We publish TMOs in a local newspaper and we put up street notices.

View our Permanent Traffic Order consultations

You'll need to select ‘Notices of Proposals’ to view proposed orders.

The four main types of TMOs

Permanent orders

Most of the signs and lines that are on our streets are governed by Permanent Orders, such as:

  • school keep clear zig-zag markings
  • double / single yellow lines
  • parking bays
  • speed limits
  • banned turns
  • prohibition of traffic
  • one-way roads

Experimental orders

We use Experimental Orders to introduce traffic schemes. They are 'Experimental' because this allows them to be introduced and monitored before we make them permanent.  

View our Experimental Traffic Order Consultations

Temporary orders

We use Temporary Traffic Orders when works are to take place on the highway or next to it. We would use one to close a road or put in place one-way working for:

  • road surfacing or
  • works by the public utilities to lay new mains or cables

View our Temporary Traffic Orders and Notices 

You can apply for a temporary traffic order on our street works register. 

Special event orders

Special Event Orders usually take the form of a road closure to allow an event to take place on it. In Sutton, we make special events orders for:

  • the Cheam Charter Fair
  • Big Lunch
  • Frost Fair
  • Playing Out, and
  • Take Part Take Pride

A Special Event Order is only valid for the duration of an Event.

View our Special Event Orders and Notices

Other notices

We use Street notices to inform the public when we are  introducing:

  • pedestrian crossings
  • road humps 

We also use them to announce any Public Spaces Protection Orders.

View our other notices

Footway parking ban exemption resolutions

These are records of officer delegations in respect of footway parking ban exemptions.

View our footway parking ban exemption resolutions