Transport Consultation - West Central Route Experimental Traffic Order 2020

Notice is hereby given that on the 18th December 2020 the Borough Council of Gateshead made an experimental traffic order 'The Borough Council of Gateshead (West Central Route) Experimental Traffic Order 2020

The Order which comes into force on the 31st December 2020 in an experimental basis, will be in force for a maximum period of 18 months and the effect of the Order will be to:-

  1. Amend The Borough Council of Gateshead (Traffic Movements) (Consolidation) Order 2010 to insert the following new items in Schedule 5.03 ‘No U Turn’ at:

West Central Route – Northbound - At the junction with Gateshead Bus Interchange. West Central Route – Southbound - At the junction with Gateshead Bus Interchange.

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 31st December 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. 

Full details are contained in the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order which, together with a map showing the length of road affected and a statement of the Council’s reasons for making the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order, are attached to this consultation, or a copy can be requested by contacting telephone number (0191) 4332169 (Ref: TS/0005085).  

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 31st December 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, 18th December 2020, make an application for that purpose to the High Court.


Started: 23 December 2020
Ended: 30 June 2021
Contact: Legal Traffic Orders
t: 0191 433 3000
e: legaltrafficorders@
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