Decision details

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order, Leeds Road to Scholes East Leeds Orbital Route (ELOR)

Reference: D54320

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation) approved the Temporary Prohibition of Traffic and the Temporary Suspension of the Weight Limit on Leeds Road, Scholes under The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S14(1) from 23 July 2021 to 6 September 2021. (Implementation of ELOR from Executive Board decisions 2014 and 2017).

Approval is requested from the Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation) for the temporary closure of Leeds Road, Scholes (between the junction of Smeaton Approach and 547 Leeds Road) under Section 14 (1) of The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (RTRA), from 19.00 on 23 July 2021 to 06.00 on 6 September 2021, to enable the construction of a new roundabout as part of East Leeds Orbital Scheme (ELOR). The 18 Tonne weight restriction on Scholes Lane and Station Road is also required to be suspended during the closure period.

Signed diversionary routes for vehicular traffic will be provided in both an East and Westerly direction for the full duration of the works, with access being maintained to frontages.
Under The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Section 1 of the RTRA 1984 empowers Traffic regulation orders to be made where it appears to the authority making the order that it is expedient to make it—
(a)for avoiding danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising, or
(b)for preventing damage to the road or to any building on or near the road, or
(c)for facilitating the passage on the road or any other road of any class of traffic (including pedestrians), or
(d)for preventing the use of the road by vehicular traffic of a kind which, or its use by vehicular traffic in a manner which, is unsuitable having regard to the existing character of the road or adjoining property, or
(e)(without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (d) above) for preserving the character of the road in a case where it is specially suitable for use by persons on horseback or on foot, or
(f)for preserving or improving the amenities of the area through which the road runs or
(g)for any of the purposes specified in paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (1) of section 87 of the Environment Act 1995 (air quality).
For temporary orders Section 14(1) states
1)If the traffic authority for a road are satisfied that traffic on the road should be restricted or prohibited—
(a)because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road

Section 14 (1) a is applicable to this situation and such order will facilitate such temporary closure as set out in the aforementioned statorory provisions

Wards Affected: Cross Gates and Whinmoor; Harewood;

Contact: Adrian Hodgson 0113 3788088 Email:

Publication date: 15/07/2021

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