Request yellow lines or keep clear markings
You can request yellow lines if there are regular obstructions to our waste collection lorries.
We need to issue a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to paint new yellow lines or extend an existing section.
Creating a TRO often takes more than a year. During this process we must discuss it with other bodies like the emergency services.
There are 2 stages of consultations (informal and statutory) to advertise the proposals so that people can provide comments or support or object to the proposal.
How to request new yellow lines
You can make a proposal for yellow lines if:
- you think there is a good case for a specific location because parking is causing an obstruction for our waste collection lorries on a regular basis
- you have evidence to support this
First you need to contact your local ward councillor to gain support for your proposal.
Once you have written support from your local councillor you can read our application notes.
You must include:
- evidence of support from your local ward councillor (for example, email correspondence)
- evidence of the regular obstruction (photos of this taking place)
We will not accept forms that are submitted without these.
What happens next
If accepted a scheme will be added to the priority list as an implementation scheme.
The local transport priority list of scored and costed implementation schemes records all the schemes justified and competing for implementation in our ongoing capital programme each year.
You can find out more about the local transport priority list process.
Request yellow lines for other reasons
You can request waiting restrictions for other reasons, by emailing email@example.com.
Your email should include:
- ‘general waiting restriction request’ in the subject line
- the location
- what you would like to propose
This will not require support from your local ward councillor(s).
What happens next
Your request will be recorded and will be considered the next time waiting restrictions in your road are reviewed.
Keep clear markings
We will consider all requests for keep clear road markings carefully. However we will only introduce markings in places where they are likely to be most effective.
We have limited resources to install keep clear markings, so only the most urgent cases will be considered.
When keep clear markings will be considered
Keep clear markings will only be considered where at least one of the following applies:
- it may not be obvious that vehicle access is required
- emergency vehicles or service vehicles have experienced access problems
- there is an identified injury accident problem
- parked vehicles obstruct pedestrian crossing points
- at junctions where visibility is reduced
When we do not use keep clear markings
We do not provide keep clear markings to control parking across private driveways.
Keep clear markings already in place across private driveways will not generally be refreshed or maintained. This is because of concerns that drivers will not respect these markings if there are too many of them.
Introducing keep clear markings in one place often moves the parking problem to another unsuitable location.
How to request keep clear markings
You can submit a request using the contact details on this page.