Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
Please answer the following in relation to your traffic managment plan.
Has the power to manage traffic been devolved to you as a borough council. To clarify Have therights and responsibilities of the 2004 Traffic managment act been transferred to the borough council.
If the answer to the above question is yes and the process of transfer has actually taken place then please direct me to the consultation documents and all other associated traffic managment policy documents.
If the answer to the above was yes then please also clarify the rules relating to double yellow and single yellow lines in the borough. Do you accept the highway code as the guidance document for both the council and public.
Dear Ms Jenkins
We write further to your Freedom of Information request regarding Wirral
Council's traffic management plan in which you asked:
Has the power to manage traffic been devolved to you as a borough
council. To clarify Have the rights and responsibilities of the 2004
Traffic Management Act been transferred to the borough council?
If the answer to the above question is yes and the process of transfer has
actually taken place then please direct me to the consultation documents
and all other associated traffic management policy documents.
If the answer to the above was yes then please also clarify the rules
relating to double yellow and single yellow lines in the borough. Do you
accept the highway code as the guidance document for both the council and
Please be advised that The Traffic Management Act 2004 gives local traffic
authorities powers and a duty to keep roads clear and traffic moving.
The network management duty (NMD) established under the Act took effect
from January 2005. The NMD guidance was issued by the Secretary of State
for Transport under Section 18 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (“the
Part 2 of the Act places a network management duty on Local Traffic
Authorities. Section 16 (1) states:
“It is the duty of a local traffic authority to manage their road network
with a view to achieving, so far as may be reasonably practicable having
regard to their other obligations, policies and objectives, the following
(a) securing the expeditious movement of traffic on the authority’s road
(b) facilitating the expeditious movement of traffic on road networks for
which another authority is the traffic authority.
I would direct you to Wirral's Network Management Plan as a point of
further reference, which is available for public viewing on our web site
This sets out our approach in fulfilling our NMD. However, please note the
plan was published in 2010/11 and is in the process of being updated.
The Council's Parking page on our website also includes links to the
Traffic Management Act Report and our parking enforcement policy.
Finally your comment with regards to the Highway Code is not a request for
recorded information and therefore does not fall within the scope of an
Principal Information Management Officer
Tel: 0151 691 8201
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