Transport Consultation - Askew Road & Surrounding Area Experimental Traffic Order

Notice is hereby given that on the 12th August 2020 the Council made an experimental traffic order 'The Borough Council of Gateshead (Askew Road & Surrounding Area) Experimental Traffic Regulation Order 2020


15/1/2021 - Notice is hereby given that on the 13 January 2021 the Council made 'The Borough Council of Gateshead (Askew Road and Surrounding Area) Amendment No.1 COVID-19 Response Experimental Traffic Order 2021

15/1/2021 - please see blow for amendment order and notice


The Order comes into operation on the 20th August 2020 and the effect of the order will be to 

  1. Amend the Borough Council of Gateshead (Traffic Movements) (Consolidation) Order 2010 by suspending various traffic movement restrictions as set out in the Order; and

i) Introduce in schedule 6.01 additional Prohibition of Driving Except Pedal Cycles as set out in Schedule 1 below;

ii) Introduce in schedule 4.05 additional No Entry to any Vehicle as set out in Schedule 2 below;

iii) Introduce in schedule 4.06 No Entry to any Vehicles Except for Pedal Cycles as set out in Schedule 3 below;

iv) In Part II Prohibition of Driving, insert a new exception 1(21) as follows – “(21) Any vehicle to proceed in the roads between the hours of 10:00am to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm for as long as may be necessary for loading and unloading purposes only”;

v) In Schedule 1.01 Prohibition of Driving insert new item – ‘Half Moon Lane, both sides from its junction with the north east kerb line of Mink Lane to its junction with Hills Street – Exemption 21’;

2.     Amend the Borough Council of Gateshead (Bus Lanes) Traffic Regulation Order 2014:-

i) In schedule 7 ‘Bus Lane (Bus and Pedal Cycle Only)’ – suspend for the duration of this Order Item 2 West Central Route – the inside lane of the northbound carriageway from a point 9.5 metres north-east of the junction with Mulgrave Terrace in a north easterly then northern direction for 163.5 metres, then continuing in the central lane of that highway in a north westerly direction for 34 metres;

ii) In schedule 2 “Bus Lanes (Local Bus Only) introduce the items as set out in Schedule 4 below.

The Order includes a provision to enable the Council’s Service Director for Development, Transport and Public Protection (or their duly authorised officer) to modify or suspend any of the provisions within the Order, whilst it remains in force in accordance with Section 10(2) of the Act.

The Order comes into operation on 20th August 2020 on an experimental basis and it will be in force for a maximum period of 18 months. 

The reason for proceeding by way of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order is to enable the Council to create a safe environment for pedestrians and cyclists which is in line with the government guidance on maintaining social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Council will be considering in due course whether the provisions of the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order should be continued in force indefinitely. Within a period of 6 months from 20th August 2020, any person may object to the making of such a permanent order.  Any such objection must be in writing, stating the grounds on which it is made, and be sent to the Strategic Director of Corporate Services and Governance at Gateshead Council Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead NE8 1HH.  Any comments in support of the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order are also invited during this period.

Any person who wishes to question the validity of the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order or of any of its provisions on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the Act or that any of the requirements of the Act or of any relevant regulations made thereunder have not been complied with may, within 6 weeks after the date when the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order was made, 12th August 2020, make an application for that purpos

Start: 20 August 2020
Ends: 14 July 2021
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