Before restrictions or traffic measures can be introduced Blackpool Council has to publish a notice of proposals.

These are advertised here and  in the Blackpool Gazette. These notices allow a period, a minimum of 21 days during which time anyone can make formal written representation to the proposals. 

When public notices are required

Public notices are required for measures such as proposed:

  • Parking restrictions, excluding bus stop clearway markings
  • No right/left/U turns/no overtaking
  • Prohibitions of types of traffic, including pedestrians - as well as width, weight and height restrictions
  • Road humps
  • New speed limits
  • One way streets/no entry
  • Pedestrian zones
  • Crossings - zebra, puffin, toucan
  • Bus lanes

Public notices also need to be published  for temporary traffic restrictions, for example if a street is being closed to allow planned road works to be carried out or if parking charges are being altered. In these circumstances there is no legal entitlement to object to the proposals.

When public notices aren't required

A public notice is not required for traffic management measures such as build-outs, chicanes, gateways, pedestrian island; pinch points, rumble devices, yellow box junction markings.

Current public notices

Notice of Proposal 

Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders/Notices -

 Reference / Notice title Advertisement dateEnd of consultation period 

Leaford residents parking zone

30 November 2018

11 January 2019

Batch Order No 1 2018

30 November 2018

11 January 2019

 Osbourne and Withnell Road residential parking zone

 24 December 2018

 4 February 2019


 The Borough Of Blackpool (Leaford Avenue) (Permit Parking) Order 2018


The Borough of Blackpool (Various Roads) (Various Restrictions) and (Revocations) Batch order No 1 2018 - Order


Anchorsholme Ward

Bispham Ward

Bloomfield Ward

Clifton Ward

Greenlands Ward

Hawes Side Ward

Highfield Ward

Layton Ward

Marton Ward

Norbreck Ward

Stanley Ward

Talbot Ward

Tyldesley Ward

Warbreck Ward

The Borough of Blackpool (Osbourne and Withnell Road) (Permit Parking) Order 2018

Notice of making

Any person who desires to question the validity of the above orders or of any provisions contained therein on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 or on the grounds that any of the act of any regulation made under it has not been compiled with in relation to the order/s, may within 6 weeks from the date on which the order is made, apply for the purpose to the High Court.