Rights of way

Temporary rights of way closures

Central Bedfordshire Rights of Way Officers Contact Map March 2018 (PDF 204.1KB)

Application form for temporary rights of way closures Jun 2017 (PDF 46.9KB)

Rights of way can be temporarily closed to safeguard users when there are works being carried out in the vicinity of the path or following surface damage. These orders can last for up to 6 months and may be extended further at the discretion of the Secretary of State. The links below contain information on how to apply for a temporary closure and the costs involved.

Apply for a temporary closure

You can apply online (link opens in new window) for a Temporary Closure Order. Please check the guidance notes (PDF 46.9KB) for details for charges.

If you are unable to apply online for a Temporary Closure Order, please download the application form (PDF 46.9KB) to apply for a temporary closure order and once completed send to the relevant Rights of Way Officer (PDF 204.1KB) .

We need at least 6 weeks notice of the start date of the planned works. If the notice is shorter than that then the fees payable will rise. The path is closed under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The Temporary Closure Orders are advertised twice and site notices erected detailing the path to be closed and any alternative route. These notices must remain visible throughout the closure period.

Listed below are the current temporary rights of way closures. To view a map and the public notice for each closure, click on the relevant link.

Closures

Biggleswade Bridleway No. 9

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends November 2019.
Map (PDF 327.3KB)       Public notice (PDF 11.8KB)     

Biggleswade Footpaths Nos. 25 and 33

Closure to enable construction of housing and associated relief road. Closure ends August 2018.
Map (PDF 1.4MB)      Public notice (PDF 12.2KB)

Biggleswade Footpath No. 30

Closure to enable construction of housing to take place. Closure ends February 2019.
Map (PDF 620.9KB)      Public notice (PDF 12.3KB)

Biggleswade Footpath No. 35

Closure to enable construction of a site depot to take place. Closure ends October 2018.
Map (PDF 131KB)      Public notice (PDF 288.3KB)

Biggleswade Footpath No. 39 and Bridleways Nos. 57 and 69

Closure to enable development ground works to take place. Closure ends September 2018.
Map (PDF 128.1KB)      Public notice (PDF 13.4KB)

Biggleswade Bridleway No. 58

Closure to enable development ground works to take place. Closure ends October 2018.
Map (PDF 149.4KB)       Public notice (PDF 289.8KB)

Caddington Bridleway No. 4 and Footpath No. 42

Closure to enable the replacement of a water pipe. Closure ends in November 2018.
Map (PDF 1.1MB)       Public notice (PDF 67.8KB)

Cranfield Footpath No. 23

Closure to enable construction. Closure ends June 2018.
Map (PDF 119.3KB)       Public notice (PDF 119.3KB)

Cranfield Footpath No. 46

Closure to enable development works. Closure ends August 2018.
Map (PDF 103.7KB)      Public notice (PDF 13.1KB)

Edworth Byway Open to all Traffic No. 9 and Dunton Byway Open to all Traffic No. 18

Seasonal restriction on BOAT. From 1 October and 30 April inclusive each year. Please note that the Byway may be closed due to inclement weather from time to time.
Map (PDF 930.9KB)      Public notice (PDF 8.2KB)

Flitwick Footpath No. 15

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends February 2019.
Map (PDF 1.8MB)       Public notice (PDF 70.7KB)

Houghton Regis Footpath No. 7

The closure is to enable essential infrastructure works. Closure is expected end in February 2019.

Map (PDF 140.6KB)      Public notice (PDF 73.8KB)

Houghton Regis Footpath No. 17 

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out. Closure ends September 2018. (PDF 1.5MB) Map      Public notice (PDF 10.9KB)

Houghton Regis Bridleway No. 49

Closure to enable heavy plant crossing the bridleway. Closure ends 16 January 2019.
Map (PDF 173.7KB)       Public notice (PDF 116.9KB)

Maulden Footpath No. 12

Closure to enable works to attend to a slurry issue to be carried out. Closure ends August 2018.
Map (PDF 162.8KB)      Public notice (PDF 13KB)

Northill Footpath No. 5, Bridleway No. 6 and Old Warden Footpaths Nos. 14 and 21

Closure for Shuttleworth air displays. Closure ends August 2018.

Map (PDF 222.8KB)        Public notice (PDF 259.5KB)

Shefford Bridge emergency closure - part of footpath no.4

Map (PDF 232.7KB)      Public notice (PDF 35.4KB)

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 300 8305
Email: rightsofway@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk


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