Temporary rights of way closures
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
If you are unable to apply online for a Temporary Closure Order, please download (PDF 47KB) the application form to apply for a temporary closure order and once completed send to the relevant Rights of Way Officer (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.
Arlesey Bridleway No 9 and Langford Bridleway No 4
Closure to enable bridge repairs. Closure ends March 2017.
Biggleswade Footpath Nos E7
Biggleswade Footpaths Nos 25 and 33
Biggleswade Footpath No 30
Biggleswade Footpath No 39 and Bridleways Nos 57 and 69
Closure to enable development ground works to take place. Closure ends September 2018.
Biggleswade Bridleway No 52
Biggleswade Footpath No 39 and Bridleway No 58
Biggleswade Footpath Nos 39 and 63
Biggleswade Footpath No 51 and Bridleway No 52
Billington Footpath No 19
Closure to enable new water main to be installed. Closure ends February 2017.
Chalton Footpath Nos 6, 7 and 8
Chalton Footpath No 46
Cranfield Footpath No 46
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)
Flitwick Footpath No 15
Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends June 2017.
Houghton Regis Footpath Nos 12, A17 and 39
Houghton Regis Footpath Nos 13 and 40
Houghton Regis Footpaths No 17
Langford Footpath No 18 and Bridleway No 8
Leighton Buzzard Footpath No 49
Northill Footpath No 13
Toddington Footpath No 21
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