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 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 204.1KB) .
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.
Biggleswade Bridleway No. 9
Biggleswade Footpaths Nos. 25 and 33
Biggleswade Footpath No. 30
Biggleswade Footpath No. 35
Biggleswade Footpath No. 39 and Bridleways Nos. 57 and 69
Biggleswade Bridleway No. 58
Caddington Bridleway No. 4 and Footpath No. 42
Cranfield Footpath No. 23
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 1 October and 30 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
Houghton Regis Footpath No. 7
The closure is to enable essential infrastructure works. Closure is expected end in February 2019.
Houghton Regis Footpath No. 17
Houghton Regis Bridleway No. 49
Maulden Footpath No. 12
Northill Footpath No. 5, Bridleway No. 6 and Old Warden Footpaths Nos. 14 and 21
Closure for Shuttleworth air displays. Closure ends August 2018.
Shefford Bridge emergency closure - part of footpath no.4
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