What happens next

The consultation has now concluded and we are now collating and looking at the responses.

If there is sufficient support a further consultation will be carried out as part of the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process which will begin within the next six weeks.

  1. Design and consultation – the results of the consultation will be collated and analysed and used to form the basis of a formal design proposal. We will work with Newton Abbot’s mayor, elected town, district and county members, the emergency services and other relevant organisations such as public transport operators on the TRO.
  2. Advertising the TRO – we would usually display a notice in the local paper and put signs in affected roads. We may also deliver notices to premises likely to be affected. For at least 21 days from the start of the notice the proposal can be viewed online and at a nominated council office. Objections and comments must be made online or by writing to the address in the notice. Objections and contentious issues are considered by elected members who decide whether to allow the scheme to proceed as advertised, modify the scheme or abandon it.
  3. Making the Order – the TRO is formally made and introduced.

A scheme could then begin spring next year.

Any scheme will be continually monitored and the results used to shape Devon County Council’s future policy on speed limits in the county.