Highway Licensing, Orders and Info

Information on various highway Licenses, Orders and pedestrianised streets

A Boards and Advertising on the Highway

The use of A-Boards throughout the city has steadily increased over the past few years and are now causing a problem to pedestrians and particularly the visually impaired and wheelchair users.

A proposal to remove A-Boards and other unauthorised advertisements from the highway was approved in May 2009. However, discussions with local businesses concluded that the City Council would work together to develop an agreed policy and guidance. This would permit A-Boards to be placed on the highway to promote businesses subject to clear guidelines which, comply with relevant legislation and ensure the safety and convenience of the public, particularly the visually impaired and wheelchair users.

Please download the A-boards and Other Advertising Structures on the Highway Policy and Guidelines for more information


Pavement Cafes

"Cafe Culture" is a growing trend in our towns and cities. There is a demand for eating and drinking outdoors, and many pubs, restaurants and cafes providing for this demand by using the footway to operate pavement cafes. However, if pavement cafes are not carefully controlled they can lead to pedestrians being endangered and people with impaired vision, mobility difficulties or prams being disadvantaged

Explains the requirements and standards expected of pavement Cafe operators in Nottingham and guide those wishing to operate a pavement Cafe through how to apply for a Highways Amenities Licenses

Highway Licensing, Orders and information - Nottingham City Council

Pedestrianised Streets

The Traffic Management Team manage the operation of the pedestrianised streets as listed below in the City

  1. Nottingham City Centre "Clear Zone" where vehicles are prohibited between 10am and 4:30pm
  2. The Bulwell Town Centre, where vehicles are prohibited between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday
  3. Forman Street, where vehicles are only allowed in between 6am and 10am

Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic orders (Traffic Regulation Orders or TROs) are written legal documents developed by the Highway Authority allowing the Police (or district parking attendants in the case of parking restrictions in decriminalised parking enforcement areas) to enforce various regulations including speed limits, on-street parking, one way streets and other restrictions.

Advertisement of TROs is a requirement and must include at least one notice in the local press and notices in any roads that are affected by the order. as well as this the proposal must be able to be viewed at a nominated council office for at least 21 days from the start of the notice proposal.

Contact us

Please contact Area Focus to discuss any traffic related issues on highway.management@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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