Rights of way

Temporary rights of way closures

Central Bedfordshire Rights of Way Officers Contact Map Dec 2018 (PDF 244.6KB)

Application form for temporary rights of way closures February 2019 (PDF 47KB)

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. Please check the guidance notes (PDF 47KB) for details for charges.

If you are unable to apply online for a Temporary Closure Order, please download the application form (PDF 47KB) to apply for a temporary closure order and once completed send to the relevant Rights of Way Officer (PDF 244.6KB) .

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

A421 upgrade closures: Hulcote and Salford, Aspley Guise, Husborne Crawley

Temporary closure to enable dualling of the A421. Closure ends 1 September 2019, but it is anticipated this will be extended for a period which will cover 18 months.
Map (PDF 3.3MB)     Public notice (PDF 93.7KB)

Ampthill Footpath No. 11

Closure of Footpath No. 11. Closure required for installation of a perimeter fence for the upcoming Ampthill Festival. Closure ends 1 January 2020.

Map    Public notice

Biggleswade Footpath No. 33

Closure of Footpath No. 33. Closure required as footpath remains impassable due to development work. Closure ends 29 January 2020.
Map (PDF 187KB)     Public notice

Biggleswade Footpath No. 35

Closure of Footpath No. 35. Closure required to enable construction works to take place. Closure extended until 15 January 2020. 
Map (PDF 243.5KB)     Public notice

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)

Eggington Footpath No. 1

Closure to enable infrastructure works to be carried out safely. Closure ends 1 October 2019.

Map (PDF 2.5MB)       Public notice (PDF 74.7KB)

Eggington Footpath No. 6

Closure to enable infrastructure works to be carried out safely. Closure ends 1 September 2019.

Map (PDF 229.1KB)       Public notice (PDF 76.4KB)

Flitwick Footpath No. 15

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 23 February 2020.
Map (PDF 1.8MB)       Public notice

Houghton Regis Footpath No. 13

Closure to enable archelogy works to be carried out. Closure ends February 2020.

Map        Public notice

Houghton Regis Footpath No. 23 and Bridleway No. 44

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 26 October 2019.

Map (PDF 274.8KB)     Public notice (PDF 1MB)

Houghton Regis Footpaths Nos. 28, 26 and 25

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends October 2019.

Map (PDF 481.6KB)     Public notice (PDF 77.6KB)

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

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends October 2019.

Map (PDF 1.6MB)     Public notice (PDF 75.9KB)

Hyde Footpath No. 4 (including cycle track)

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends December 2019.

Map(link opens in new window)    Public notice

Leighton Buzzard Footpath No. 49 and Chalton Footpath No. 46

Closure to enable overhead electricity line installation. Closure ends 1 October 2019.

Map (Footpath No. 49) (PDF 260.4KB)     Map (Footpath No. 46) (PDF 310.1KB)    Public notice (PDF 75.5KB)

Leighton Buzzard Footpath No. 68

Closure to enable an assessment of the bridge to understand what repairs are needed. Closure ends 30 July 2019.

Map (PDF 224.8KB)     Public notice

Maulden Footpath No. 12

Closure to enable safe work on path. Closure ends 6 September 2019.
Map (PDF 146.4KB)     Public notice (PDF 75.2KB)

Old Warden Bridleway No. 22

Closure to enable ongoing restoration works. Closure ends 21 December 2019.
Map   Public notice

Potton Footpath No. 4

Closure of footpath to allow construction access. Closure ends 11 September 2019.

Map (PDF 257.9KB)     Public notice (PDF 74.9KB)

Woburn Footpaths Nos. 17, 18 and 41 and Aspley Heath BOAT No. 33

Closure to enable the holding of the Womens British Open Golf Tournament. Closure expected to end 4 August 2019.

Map    Public notice