Rights of way

Temporary rights of way closures

Central Bedfordshire Rights of Way Officers Contact Map Oct 2017 (PDF 188.6KB)

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 188.6KB) .

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 May 2018.
Map (PDF 327.3KB)       Public notice (PDF 11.7KB)

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 Bridleway No 28

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends December 2017.
Map (PDF 1.6MB)       Public notice (PDF 13KB)

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 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)

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 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 Jan 2018.
Map (PDF 1.8MB)       Public notice (PDF 11.5KB)

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 construction works to be carried out. Closure ends January 2018.
Map (PDF 173.7KB)       Public notice (PDF 13.2KB)

Marston Moretaine Footpath Nos 18 and 72

Closure to enable works near to the footpaths to be carried out. Closure ends 1st December 2017.
Map (PDF 1.8MB)       Public notice (PDF 30.7KB)

Meppershall Footpath No 4

Closure to enable surfacing works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends May 2018.
Map (PDF 148KB)       Public notice (PDF 10.8KB)

Toddington Footpath No 21

Closure to enable works to be carried out near the footpath. Closure ends January 2018.
Map (PDF 1.1MB)      Public notice (PDF 12.3KB)


Contact us

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

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