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

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 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 2020.

Ampthill Footpath No. A2 emergency closure

Emergency closure of Footpath No. A2. Closure required to enable emergency water repairs. Closure ends 9 March 2020.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 24

Closure of Footpath No. 24. Closure required to aid safety to the public while construction work is taking place. Closure ends 19 August 2020.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 30

Closure of Footpath No. 30. Closure required to enable construction works to take place. Closure extended until 22 January 2020.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 33

Closure of Footpath No. 33. Closure required as footpath remains impassable due to development work. Closure ends 29 January 2020.

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.

Eggington Footpath No. 1

Closure to enable infrastructure works to be carried out safely. Closure ends 1 September 2020.

Eggington Footpath No. 6

Closure to enable infrastructure works to be carried out safely. Closure ends 1 March 2020.

Flitton and Greenfield Footpaths Nos A6 and 2, Bridleways Nos 2 and 7

Closure to enable resurfacing works to be carried out safely. Closure to be lifted no later than 16 September 2020, although it is not expected to be in place this long.

Houghton Regis Footpath No. 3

Closure to enable mains to be installed for a new development. Closure ends 9 September 2020.

Houghton Regis Footpath No. 13

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

Houghton Regis Footpath No. 23 and Bridleway No. 44

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 26 April 2020

Houghton Regis Footpaths Nos. 28, 26 and 25

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 1 October 2020.

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

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 1 October 2020.

Hyde Footpath No. 4 (including cycle track)

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 21 June 2020..

Leighton Buzzard Footpath No. 68

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

Maulden Footpath No. 12

Closure to enable safe work on path. Closure ends 6 September 2020.

Old Warden Bridleway No. 22

Closure to enable ongoing restoration works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 21 June 2020.

Potton Footpath No. 4

Closure of footpath to allow construction access. Closure ends 11 March 2020.

Potton Footpath No. 12

Closure to enable quarry works. Closure ends 4 May 2020.

Stotfold Footpath No. 7

Closure to enable development works. Closure ends 16 September 2020.

Westoning Footpath No. 15 and Harlington Footpath No. 2

Closure for a bridge which needs completely replacing. Closure ends 8 May 2020.