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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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[F13(1) An order shall not be made except on an application made to the relevant authority by the promoter of the special event.N.I.

(2) An application shall be in writing and give such details of the event as the relevant authority may require.

(3) Where—

(a)an application for an order is made to a relevant authority, and

(b)the relevant authority is minded to make an order,

the relevant authority shall publish in at least one local newspaper circulating in the district in which any affected road is situated a notice complying with sub-paragraph (4).

(4) The notice must—

(a)identify the promoter of the special event;

(b)identify any affected road;

(c)specify any restrictions or prohibitions which the relevant authority proposes to include in the order;

(d)specify the dates on which and times between which the restrictions or prohibitions would apply;

(e)specify any alternative routes for traffic or pedestrians;

(f)state the address where copies of the application may be inspected by any person free of charge at all reasonable times;

(g)state that representations in writing may be sent to the relevant authority within such period as is specified in the notice (not being less than 21 days from the date of the last publication of the notice) at such address as is so specified.

(5) Before making an order the relevant authority must consult—

(a)the district commander of the police district in which any affected road is situated;

(b)the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service;

(c)the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

(6) When considering whether to make an order, the relevant authority must—

(a)consider any representations made in accordance with a notice published under sub-paragraph (3) and the outcome of consultations under sub-paragraph (5);

(b)have regard to the safety and convenience of alternative routes suitable for traffic and pedestrians affected by the order; and

(c)if the relevant authority is a district council, also have regard to any guidance issued by the Department under paragraph 5.]

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F1Sch. 3A inserted (4.9.2017) by Roads (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 (c. 14), ss. 6(3), 9(2)(b), Sch. 1; S.R. 2017/34, art. 2, Sch.

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