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 March 2020, but it is anticipated this will be extended for another period of 6 months after this.

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.

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 Bridleway No. 40

Closure to enable resurfacing works to be carried out to the bridleway. Closure commences 9 September and is expected to last approximately 3 weeks.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 33

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

Biggleswade Footpath No. 35

Closure of Footpath No. 35. Closure required to enable construction works to take place. Closure extended until 15 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 October 2019.

Eggington Footpath No. 6

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

Flitwick Footpath No. A9

Closure to enable gas main reinforcement work to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 2 March 2020.

Flitwick Footpath No. 15

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 23 February 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 October 2019.

Houghton Regis Footpaths Nos. 28, 26 and 25

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

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.

Hyde Footpath No. 4 (including cycle track)

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

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

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

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 March 2020.

Old Warden Bridleway No. 22

Closure to enable ongoing restoration works. Closure ends 21 December 2019.

Potton Footpath No. 4

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

Shefford Footpath No. 4

Closure to enable reconstruction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 9 March 2020.

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.