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 2017 (PDF 105.7KB)

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 105.7KB) for details for charges.

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) .
(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 12.9KB)

Biggleswade Footpath Nos E7

Closure to enable building works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends July 2017.
Map (PDF 1.7MB)      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 August 2017.
Map (PDF 620.9KB)      Public notice (PDF 12.2KB)

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 52

Closure to enable pipe line laying to be carried out. Closure ends September 2017.
Map (PDF 275.3KB)      Public notice (PDF 10.7KB)

Biggleswade Footpath No 39 and Bridleway No 58

Closure to enable pipe line laying to be carried out. Closure ends September 2017.
Map (PDF 946.4KB)      Public notice (PDF 10.8KB)

Biggleswade Footpath Nos 39 and 63

Closure to enable pipe line laying to be carried out. Closure ends February 2017.
Map (PDF 275.2KB)      Public notice (PDF 11.5KB)

Biggleswade Footpath No 51 and Bridleway No 52

Closure to enable work to Network Rail track to be carried out. Closure ends April 2017.
Map (PDF 925.6KB)       Public notice (PDF 31KB)

Billington Footpath No 19

Closure to enable new water main to be installed. Closure ends February 2017.

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

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)

Chalton Footpath No 46

Closure to enable works to overhead cables to be carried out in safety. Closure ends August 2017.
Map (PDF 1.2MB)      Public notice (PDF 11.9KB)

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 June 2017.

Map (PDF 1.8MB)       Public notice (PDF 12.2KB)

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 April 2017.
Map (PDF 1.3MB)      Public notice (PDF 11.9KB)

Houghton Regis Footpaths No 17 

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

Langford Footpath No 18 and Bridleway No 8

Closure to enable work to Network Rail track to be carried out. Closure ends April 2017.
Map (PDF 925.6KB)      Public notice (PDF 31KB)

Leighton Buzzard Footpath No 49

Closure to enable works to overhead cables to be carried out in safety. Closure ends August 2017.
Map (PDF 804.7KB)      Public notice (PDF 11.9KB)

Northill Footpath No 13

Closure to enable surfacing works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 10 April 2017.
Map (PDF 80.5KB)       Public notice (PDF 31.6KB)


Toddington Footpath No 21

Closure to enable works to be carried out near the footpath. Closure ends July 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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