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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Article 4(6).

SCHEDULE 1TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDERS

1.—(1) The Department shall comply with paragraphs 2 and 3 before making a traffic regulation order, unless the sole effect of the order is to reproduce provisions of previous traffic regulation orders or to reproduce and continue indefinitely provisions of an experimental traffic control scheme which has been in force for at least six months.

(2) Sub-paragraph (1) shall not require the Department to comply with paragraphs 2 and 3 in respect of provisions of a traffic regulation order which reproduce provisions in respect of which the Department has already complied with those paragraphs but has not made a traffic regulation order including them.

2.  The Department shall consult such persons as the Department considers appropriate.

3.—(1) The Department shall publish a notice including the particulars specified in sub-paragraph (2).

(2) The particulars which the notice must contain are—

(a)the title of the order;

(b)a statement of the general nature and effect of the order;

(c)the name or a brief description of any road to which the order will

(d)an address in that area where a copy of the draft provision and any relevant map or plan may be inspected by any person free of charge at all reasonable hours during the period mentioned in head (e); and

(e)the period during which, and the address to which, objections or other representations may be made, and a statement that all objections or other representations must be in writing and must specify the grounds on which they are made.

(3) The period specified under sub-paragraph (2)(e) shall not be less than 21 days from the date of the publication or last publication of the notice.

(4) The Department shall consider any objections or other representations in respect of the draft order made within the period specified under sub-paragraph (2)(e).

(5) Publication of a notice under sub-paragraph (1) in respect of a road shall be in a newspaper circulating in the area in which the road is situated.

4.  Before making a traffic regulation order, the Department may hold a public inquiry.

5.  The Department may make a traffic regulation order with or without omissions and other modifications.

6.—(1) Where the Department makes a traffic regulation order, it shall—

(a)notify—

(i)any person consulted under paragraph 2; and

(ii)any person who made objections or other representations in accordance with paragraph 3; and

(b)publish in a newspaper circulating in the area in which any road to which the order relates is situated a notice stating that the order has been made.

(2) Where the Department makes a traffic regulation order which includes provisions in respect of which by virtue of paragraph 1(2) the Department has not complied with paragraphs 2 and 3, the Department shall also notify any person who was originally consulted under paragraph 2 or who originally made objections or other representations in accordance with paragraph 3.

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