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 Footpaths Nos 25, 29, 30, 33 and Bridleway No 28
Biggleswade Footpath No 39 and Bridleways Nos 57 and 69
Closure to enable development ground works to take place. Closure ends March 2017.
Biggleswade Bridleway No 52
Biggleswade Footpath No 39 and Bridleway No 58
Biggleswade Footpath Nos 39 and 63
Billington Footpath No 19
Closure to enable new water main to be installed. Closure ends February 2017.
Chalton Footpath Nos 6, 7 and 8
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)
Fairfield Bridleway No 2 and Permissive Bridleway
Flitton & Greenfield Footpath No 21 and Flitwick Footpath No 8
Closure to enable safe removal of trees along the footpaths. Closure ends February 2017.
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 Nos 17 and 45
Houghton Regis Footpaths Nos 26, 29 and 30
Leighton Buzzard Footpaths Nos 16, 44 and 45
Leighton Buzzard Footpath No 55
Leighton Buzzard Footpath No 57
Toddington Footpath No 21
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