Rights of way

Temporary rights of way closures

Application form for temporary rights of way closures (PDF)

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) for details of 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 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

Biggleswade Footpath No. 24

Closure of Footpath No. 24. Closure is required to enable installation of a permanent boundary to site perimeter works to take place.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 30

Closure of Footpath No. 30. Closure is required to enable construction works to take place. Closure extended until 22 January 2022.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 33

Closure of Footpath No. 33. Closure required as footpath remains impassable due to development work. Closure ends 29 January 2022.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 46

Closure for safety reasons due to train horns not being audible at the rail crossing. Closure ends 23 December 2022.

Biggleswade Bridleway No. 58

Closure of Bridleway No. 58. Closure is required to enable construction works to take place. Closure until 22 December 2021.

Caddington Footpath No. A16

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

Cranfield Footpaths Nos. 22 and 35

Closure for safety reasons, to enable construction works to take place. Closure ends 14 December 2021.

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.

Henlow Footpath No. 10

Closure to enable construction work. Closure ends 5 April 2022.

Houghton Regis Footpath No. 45

Temporary closure to enable the repair of the damaged tarmac surface to take place. Closure ends 7 December 2021.

Houghton Regis Footpaths Nos. 5, 23 and Bridleway 44

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 23 March 2022.

Houghton Regis Footpaths Nos. 28, 26 and 30

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 1 April 2022.

Houghton Regis Footpath No. 40

Temporary closure to enable the replacement of bridge joints over the footbridge. Closure ends 11 April 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 March 2022.

Langford Bridleway No. 8

Closure to enable drainage works to occur safely at the train crossing. Closure ends 12 January 2022.

Leighton Buzzard Footpath No. 68

Closure to enable an assessment of the bridge to understand what repairs are needed. Closure ends 30 July 2022.

Maulden Footpath No. 12

Closure to enable safe work on the path. Closure ends 6 March 2022.

Millbrook Byway Open to All Traffic No. 18

Closure to motor vehicles due to severe damage to the lane. Closure ends 29 January 2022.

Potton Footpath No. 4

Closure of footpath to allow construction access. Closure ends 11 March 2022.

Potton Footpath No. 12

Closure to enable quarry works. Closure ends 3 May 2022.

Southill Footpaths Nos. 6 and 7

Closure to enable quarry works.

Stotfold Footpath No. 7

Closure for safety reasons due to the installations of services and dropped kerbs. Closure ends 1 January 2022.

Stotfold Footpath No. 7

Closure to enable development works. Closure ends 16 March 2022.