Rights of way

Temporary rights of way closures

Central Bedfordshire Rights of Way Officers Contact Map April 2014 (PDF 251.2KB)

Application form for temporary rights of way closures Jan 2016 (PDF 96.3KB)

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 96.3KB) for details for charges.

If you are unable to apply online for a Temporary Closure Order, please download (PDF 96.3KB) the application form to apply for a temporary closure order and once completed send to the relevant Rights of Way Officer (PDF 251.2KB) .
(PDF 251.2KB)

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

Arlesey Bridleway No 9 and Langford Bridleway No 4

Closure to enable bridge repairs. Closure ends March 2017.

Map (PDF 243.8KB)
Public notice (PDF 30.6KB)

Biggleswade Footpaths Nos 25, 29, 30, 33 and Bridleway No 28

Closure to enable construction of housing and associated relief road. Closure ends February 2017.
Map (PDF 13.7KB)
Public notice (PDF 13.7KB)

Biggleswade Footpaths Nos 39, 62 and 64

Closure to enable development works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends January 2017.
Map (PDF 278KB)
Public notice (PDF 12.8KB)

Biggleswade Footpath No 39 and Bridleways Nos 57 and 69

Closure to enable development ground works to take place. Closure ends March 2017.

Map (PDF 128.1KB)
Public notice (PDF 13.4KB)

(PDF 12.8KB)

Biggleswade Bridleway No 52

Closure to enable pipe line laying to be carried out. Closure ends December 2016.
Map (PDF 275.3KB)
Public notice (PDF 11.5KB)

Biggleswade Footpath No 39 and Bridleway No 58

Closure to enable pipe line laying to be carried out. Closure ends December 2016.
Map (PDF 946.4KB)
Public notice (PDF 10.7KB)

Biggleswade Footpath Nos 39 and 63

Closure to enable pipe line laying to be carried out. Closure ends December 2016.
Map (PDF 275.2KB)
Public notice (PDF 12.1KB)

Billington Footpath No 19

Closure to enable new water main to be installed. Closure ends December 2016.

Map (PDF 254.1KB)
Public notice (PDF 12.1KB)

Chalton Footpaths Nos 6 and 13, and BOAT No 9

Closure to enable construction works in association with the A5-M1 link road. Closure ends Dec 2016.
Map (PDF 1.3MB)
Public notice (PDF 13.1KB)

Chalton Footpath Nos 6, 7 and 8

Closure to enable construction works in association with the A5-M1 link road. Closure ends May 2017.
Map (PDF 4.8MB)
Public notice (PDF 12.2KB)

Cranfield Footpath No 22

Closure to enable the Festival of Flight to take place. Closure for one day only, on Saturday 17 September 2016, from 8am to 8pm.
Map (PDF 267.1KB)
Public notice (PDF 19.7KB)

Cranfield Footpath No 46

Closure to enable development works. Closure ends February 2017.
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 1st October and 30th 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)

Heath and Reach Footpath No 10

Closure to enable drilling to be carried out near to the footpath in safety. Closure ends January 2017.
Map (PDF 597.5KB)
Public notice (PDF 13KB)

Houghton Regis Footpath Nos 12, A17 and 39

Closure to enable works in association with A5-M1 link road to be carried out in safety. Closure ends May 2017.
Map (PDF 4.8MB)
Public notice (PDF 12.2KB)

Houghton Regis Footpath Nos 13 and 40

Closure to enable works associated with the A5-M1 link road to be carried out in safety. Closure ends October 2016.
Map (PDF 1.3MB)
Public notice (PDF 13KB)

Houghton Regis Footpaths Nos 17 and 45

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out. Closure ends March 2017.
Map (PDF 1.4MB)
Public notice (PDF 11.1KB)

Houghton Regis Bridleway No 22

Closure to enable works associated with A5-M1 link road to be carried out in safety. Closure ends October 2016.
Map (PDF 194.8KB)
Public notice (PDF 13.5KB)

Houghton Regis Footpaths Nos 26, 29 and 30

Closure to enable construction of the A5-M1 link road. Closure ends March 2017.
Map (PDF 1.2MB)
Public notice (PDF 12.9KB)

Leighton Buzzard Footpaths Nos 16, 44 and 45

Closure to enable works to enable the construction of housing and a new road to take place. Closure ends March 2017.
Map (PDF 1.1MB)
Public notice (PDF 12.4KB)

Leighton Buzzard Footpath No 57

Closure to enable essential repairs to railway line. Closure expected to end September 2016.
Map (PDF 1.6MB)
Public notice (PDF 13.2KB)

Millbrook Byway Open to all Traffic No 18 and Steppingley Byway Open to all Traffic No 15

Closure to protect the surface of the path and to enable repairs to be carried out. Closure ends December 2016.
Map (PDF 2.2MB)
Public notice (PDF 13KB)

Old Warden Footpath No 2

Closure to ensure safety to the public while quarry excavation works are carried out. Closure ends 1 January 2017.
Map (PDF 574.7KB)
Public notice (PDF 12.6KB)

Shefford Footpath No 4

Closure to enable repairs to the wharf wall to be carried out. Closure ends January 2017.
Map (PDF 3MB)
Public notice (PDF 12.8KB)

Toddington Footpath No 21

Closure to enable works to be carried out near the footpath. Closure ends January 2017.
Map (PDF 1.1MB) Public notice (PDF 12.3KB)

Contact us

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

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