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Anti-Terrorism Traffic Regulation Order

Report of the Director of the Built Environment.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Director of the Built Environment proposing the introduction of an Anti-Terrorism Traffic Regulation Order (ATTRO) in the City on a permanent basis.

 

Members were informed that details of how the Order would operate were still being discussed with Transport for London (TfL) and as a consequence it was suggested that the Order be approved in principle subject to the clarification of certain legal aspects.

 

The Committee questioned whether the rank of the police officer required to make the decision on the instigation of the ATTRO was appropriate.

 

After further discussion a vote was cast. This resulted in two Members voting against the proposal.

 

RESOLVED – That subject to clarification of certain legal proceedings and the applicable statutory processes a permanent City ATTRO be approved in principle after which approval will be given for the following –

 

a)    the Director of the Built Environment or her delegated officer be authorised to carry out consultation and publication of Notice of the proposal to make the City ATTRO;  

 

b)    the Director of the Built Environment or her delegated officer be authorised to evaluate all responses to the consultation and Notice and, if there are no unresolved objections, to determine whether or not to proceed to make the City ATTRO and carry out all associated statutory processes;

 

c)    in the event of there being unresolved objections to the proposal to make the City ATTRO, they be reported to the Planning and Transportation Committee, for that Committee to determine the next step; the Town Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Deputy Chairman to agree the proposed Protocol.

 

d)    A report on the use of the ATTRO be submitted to Members annually.

 

e)    In the event of TfL agreeing to their roads in the City being included in the City ATTRO, and/or any neighbouring traffic authorities agreeing to their boundary roads with the City being included in the City ATTRO, (a) the Comptroller and City Solicitor or his delegated officer be authorised to enter into any necessary agreements under Section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 (or other joint working agreements) with TfL and/or neighbouring traffic authorities; and (b) the Director of the Built Environment or her delegated officer be authorised to amend the ATTRO to include TfL roads and/or boundary roads with neighbouring traffic authorities, as the relevant traffic authorities may agree.

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