Rights of way

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

You can apply online for a Temporary Closure Order.

If you are unable to apply online for a Temporary Closure Order, please download the application form (PDF) to apply for a temporary closure order and once completed send it to rightsofway@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.

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 are 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 (PDF) and the public notice (PDF) for each closure, click on the relevant link.

Closures

Ampthill Footpath No. 18

Temporary closure to enable a new water and sewage connection. Closure ends 29 August 2022.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 16 and Bridleway No. 11

Closure of Footpath No. 16 and Bridleway No. 11. Closure is required to provide a safe working area to construct a footbridge over a railway track. Closure until 28 February 2023.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 21

Closure to enable bank repair works. Closure ends 31 December 2022.

Biggleswade Bridleway No. 24

Closure of Bridleway No. 24. Closure is required to enable construction works to take place. Closure until 2 December 2022.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 39

Closure of Footpath No. 39. Closure is required to enable the construction of a new foul sewer. Closure until 28 February 2023.

Biggleswade Bridleway No. 46

Closure of Bridleway No. 46. Closure is required due to safety issues. Closure until 23 December 2022.

Biggleswade Bridleway No. 58

Closure of Bridleway No. 58. Closure is required to enable construction works to take place. Closure until 28 November 2022.

Caddington Footpath No. A8

Temporary closure due to the footpath being unsafe for pedestrians. Closure ends 14 January 2023.

Caddington Footpath No. A16

Temporary closure to enable major drainage and surfacing works to take place. Closure ends 9 December 2022.

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.

Fairfield Bridleway No. 2

Closure of Bridleway No 2. Closure is required to enable improvement works to take place. Closure until 28 October 2022.

Flitwick Footpath No. 18

Closure of Footpath No 18. Closure is required to enable works to be carried out on the Greenfield Road bridge. Closure until 30 September 2022.

Houghton Regis Footpath Nos. A11 and 14

Closure of Footpaths A11 and 14. Closure is required to enable works to take place and a haul road across adjacent land. Closure until 28 October 2022.

Houghton Regis Footpaths Nos. 40, A7, 57, 16, 4, 11 and 13

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 15 September 2023.

Leighton Buzzard Footpath No. 68

Closure to enable an assessment of the bridge to understand what repairs are needed. Closure ends 30 January 2023.

Marston Moreteyne Footpath Nos. 19 and 72

Closure to enable bank repair works. Closure ends 31 December 2022.

Maulden Footpath No. 4

Closure to enable bank repair works. Closure ends 28 October 2022.

Maulden Footpath No. 12

Closure to enable safe work on the path. Closure ends 6 March 2023.

Millbrook Footpath Nos. 8 and 12 and Ampthill No. 11

Temporary closure to enable works on the public rights of way network. Closure ends 27 December 2022.

Millbrook Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) No. 18

Closure to motor vehicles due to severe damage to the lane. Closure ends 29 January 2023.

Potton Footpath No. 12

Closure to enable quarry works. Closure ends 3 November 2023.

Steppingley Byway Open to all Traffic Nos. 15 and 18

Closure of Byway Open to all Traffic Nos 15 and Millbrook Byway Open to All Traffic No 18. Closure is required to enable improvement works to take place. Closure until 11 January 2023.

Stotfold Footpath No. 7

Closure of Footpath No. 7. Closure is required to enable Construction Works. Closure until 5 March 2023.