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ETRO 21/21

The works and road restrictions that form the Corstorphine Connections project has been introduced under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETRO).

The decision on how to exercise their functions under the 1984 Act lies with each local authority. Nevertheless, when advancing TROs, they are obligated to adhere to the procedural requirements outlined in the Local Authorities Traffic Order (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations. These regulations dictate aspects such as the publication of proposals and the handling of any objections received.

Traffic authorities in Scotland already also have powers to make ETROs for the purpose of carrying out an experimental scheme of traffic control. These can have effect for up to 18 months.

 

ETROs are currently very rarely used in Scotland. Local authorities consider they offer little benefit as the procedure for such orders does not provide for a proper way to consult and modify along the way.

 

Even when putting an ETRO in place, if a local authority considers there is suitable justification for the measures to remain permanent the full TRO process must be followed which potentially allows concerns already addressed to be made again by objection and potentially a time consuming and costly Public Local Inquiry. Traffic Regulation Orders (transport.gov.scot)

The ETRO currently in force in Corstorphine is ETRO/21/21, which was introduced in May 2023. As of January 2024, the ETRO has been modified and is now referenced Modification Order 2023 - ETRO/21/21

On 24/5/23 The City of Edinburgh Council gave notice that it had made ETRO/21/21 which introduced various restrictions in the Corstorphine area pursuant to sections 9 and 10 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.


Before any amendments, the original ETRO following measures were or could be introduced:

PROHIBITION OF MOTOR VEHICLES
• Featherhall Crescent
• Featherhall Terrace
• Station Road


RESTRICTION OF WAITING, LOADING AND UNLOADING AT ANY TIME
• Broomfield Crescent
• Corstorphine High Street
• Dovecot Road
• Featherhall Avenue
• Featherhall Crescent South (north side)
• Featherhall Cres North (south side)
• Featherhall Terrace
• Kirk Loan
• Ladywell Avenue
• Ladywell Road
• Ladywell Road/Corstorphine High Street (north side)
• Manse Road
• Manse Street (south side)
• Orchardfield Avenue (east side)
• Saughton Road North


RESTRICTION OF WAITING AT ANY TIME
• Featherhall Avenue
• Lampacre Road
• Manse Road (east side)
• Tyler’s Acre Road
• Carrick Knowe Avenue (west side)
• Meadowhouse Road
• Traquair Park West


ONE WAY ROAD
• Featherhall Avenue (north to south)
• Featherhall Terrace (east to west)
• Meadowhouse Road (east to west)
• Station Road (north to south)
• Traquair Park East (east to west)
• Traquair Park West (east to west)


BUS LANE
• Manse Road


AMENDMENT TO EXTENT OF EXISTING ONE WAY RESTRICTION
• Manse Road

 

ADD NEW SCHOOL STREET LOCATIONS
• Carrick Knowe Primary School:
1. Lampacre Road
2. Tyler’s Acre Avenue

• Corstorphine Primary School:
1. Manse Street
2. Featherhall Road

From the 8th January 2024, the following amendments were made:

In SCHEDULE 2 In column 2 of item Manse Road (east side), where it second appears, the words “from a point 14 metres or thereby south of the extended south kerbline of Featherhall Terrace for a distance of 26 metres or thereby northwards” were deleted and there were inserted the words “Not used”.

 

In SCHEDULE 7 All of the words after “there were inserted the words: -“ were deleted and there was inserted:

 

Full details of the amended ETRO/21/21 can be found here: Corstorphine Area Experimental Order ETRO/21/21 – The City of Edinburgh Council

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