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Local traffic authorities must obtain the Secretary of State for Transport’s approval to make a special event order where:
the order is to continue in force for more than 3 days
the affected length of road has already been subject to a section 16A order in the same calendar year
Traffic authorities should seek approval a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of the proposed event. They are required to send the following to the National Transport Casework team at the Department for Transport:
completed application form
public notice (draft or final) if available
plan of the affected area
copies of any representations received and the traffic authority’s response