Issue details

HTW-23-22: Church Street Union Street Trowbridge - Public Realm Improvement

To consider the comments received following the statutory consultation of proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) alterations on Church Street, Trowbridge. The proposed changes are associated with the Church Street/Union Street Public Realm Improvement scheme put forward as part of the Trowbridge Future High Streets project. Comments relating to the improvement scheme will also be considered within this report.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/10/2022

Decision due: Not before 25 Oct 2022 by Cabinet Member for Transport, Street Scene and Flooding

Lead member: Cllr Dr Mark McClelland

Department: Highways & Transport

Contact: Kirsty Rose, 01225 756182, Email:

Consultation process

Consultation has been undertaken with:


·       The elected Wiltshire Council Members through the statutory TRO consultation process and through the scheme development process


·       The elected Trowbridge Town Council Members for all Wards through the statutory TRO consultation process and through the scheme development process


·       Emergency services through the statutory TRO consultation process


·       Members of the public through the statutory TRO consultation process


·       A public consultation event on the wider Trowbridge Future High Streets project, including this scheme, was held from 27 January to 11 February 2022


The proposed TROs were subject to consultation between 26 August 2022 and 24 September 2022. The advertisement plan can be seen in Appendix 1 and a general arrangement plan outlining the public realm improvement scheme is shown at Appendix 2. During the consultation period a total of five items of correspondence were received in response to the Council’s proposals. Of the items received, one expressed support, two expressed objection and two were comments on the proposed public realm improvement scheme. A list of respondents can be found in Appendix 3.


Comments were not received by Trowbridge Town Council or the Wiltshire Council elected members during the formal consultation period; however, Trowbridge Town Council has previously indicated its support for the proposed improvement scheme through the Town Development Committee, with an input into the development of the scheme.