We can make Traffic Regulation Orders for public footpaths, bridleways, byways, restricted byways and carriageways with a predominantly unsealed surface, within the National Park. Cumbria County Council can also make Orders, as the Highway Authority for the area.
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Temporary TROs and Notices are used to manage short-term closures. They enable works such as felling, bridge repairs and other maintenance work to be carried out.
Temporary Closure Notices must come into effect without delay. Orders are for longer term, planned, activities.
We can temporarily close a route:
We need at least 8 weeks notice to process a Temporary Closure Order. Notices for 5 or 21 days can be processed immediately as we do not have to advertise them in the press.
Please contact either your local Ranger or a member of the Countryside Team on 01539 724555, as soon as you think you may need to close a path. There are standard charges for processing Closure Orders and Notices.
These can be made for any relevant road or part of road. Reasons can include:
These are made for the same reasons are Permanent TROs but for a limited period - usually twelve months. They can be changed during this time. They are often used before a decision is made to proceed with a permanent TRO or to consider different management options.
Please contact a member of the Countryside Team on 01539 724555 for further information.
Orders can only be made if specific criteria are met. The grounds and procedures for TROs can be found in:
National Park Authorities have powers to make Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) under section 22BB and 22BC of the Road Traffic Regulation Act (RTRA) 1984. These powers were introduced by Section 72 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act (NERCA) 2006 and came into force on 1 October 2007.