Waiting restrictions

Waiting restrictions that are indicated by yellow lines apply to the pavement and verge as well as the road.

Where there is a single yellow line, you may stop to load or unload (unless there are also loading restrictions) or while passengers get in or out of your vehicle. The time that the restriction applies is shown on a nearby plate.

Double yellow lines mean no waiting at any time.

For other road markings, the times that the restrictions apply are shown on nearby plates or on entry signs to controlled parking zones. If no days are shown on the signs, the restrictions are in force every day, including Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Waiting restrictions are supported by a legal document called a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).

Traffic Regulation Orders

Hertfordshire County Council makes most Traffic Regulation Orders. You can find more information about these on Herts County Council’s website

Below is a list of the Traffic Regulation Orders we have made since 2009 that are in force.

New Traffic Regulation Orders

We occasionally make Traffic Regulation Orders - these are advertised before they are enacted. Hertfordshire County Council makes most Traffic Regulation Orders - you can find more information about these on the Hertfordshire County Council website.

Documentation relating to current Dacorum Borough Council Traffic Regulation Order consultations and Traffic Regulation Orders made within the previous six weeks will appear here.

The Denes, Pinecroft, Barnacres Road and Georgewood Road in Hemel Hempstead

We are working with ADL Traffic and Highways Engineering Ltd to consult residents and business on the proposal to alter the existing parking arrangements at The Denes, Pinecroft, Barnacres Road and Georgewood Road in Hemel Hempstead.

Officers visited the site in April 2022 as a result of concerns about vehicles being left in the unrestricted bays within The Denes for long periods, reducing the number of available spaces, which often leads to queuing onto Pinecroft and Barnacres Road.

There have also been concerns that the entrance and exit to The Denes and Barnacres Road, in the vicinity of its junction with Georgewood Road, are currently unrestricted, meaning that vehicles can park there, causing severe difficulties for passing traffic.

The proposals

The proposed measures include the following:

1) Additional no-waiting-at-any-time (double yellow line) restrictions

2) Alteration of existing unrestricted parking bays to "Monday to Sunday, 8am to 7pm, two hours with no return within two hours" bays

The proposed changes and plan are set out in the document below:

Please read the  Residents' Consultation Letter and Plan (PDF 511KB).

Proposed Controlled Parking Zone - Elm Grove, Berkhamsted

We are working with ADL Traffic and Highways Engineering Ltd to consult residents and business on a proposal to alter the existing parking arrangements at Elm Grove, Berkhamsted, consisting of the introduction of:

1) A permit parking area (Controlled Parking Zone F) - permitting only permit holders to park in that area.

2) Additional no-waiting-at-any-time (double yellow line) restrictions - to prevent parking on both sides of Elm Grove.

The proposals

The proposals are in response to concerns being raised about non-resident vehicles (consisting of shoppers and commuters) parking on Elm Grove meaning residents are unable to park near to their properties.

These measures are also being proposed for the following reasons:

  • To prevent double parking on Elm Grove
  • To enable residents to park close to their homes by preventing commuters/shoppers parking on the road (whom would not be eligible for a permit)
  • To prevent parking at the junction of Elm Grove and A4251 High Street
  • To generally improve the safety and navigability of Elm Grove for road users

The proposed changes and plan are set out in the document below:

Please read the  Residents' consultation letter and plan - Elm Grove, Berkhamsted (PDF 409KB).