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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

Barton-le-Clay Footpath No. 9

Temporary closure to enable resurfacing works to take place. Closure ends 4 August 2021.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 30

Closure of Footpath No. 30. Closure 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 June 2021.

Caddington Footpath No. 6

Closure of footpath due to surface flood damage. Closure ends 17 March 2021.

Campton and Chicksands CA2/CH1

Chalton Footpaths Nos. 8 and 24

Closure of footpaths to allow construction of flood storage area. Closure ends 15 August 2021.

Clifton Footpath No. 6

Closure required to enable construction works to take place. Closure expected to end 15 April 2021.

Dunstable Footpath Nos. 9, 10, 11 and 12

Closure of footpaths to allow resurfacing works. Closure expected to end 3 May 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.

Eggington Footpath No. 1

Closure to enable infrastructure works to be carried out safely. Closure ends 1 October 2021.

Flitton and Greenfield Footpath No. 2 and Bridleway No. 7, Maulden Footpath No. A6 and Flitwick Bridleway No. 2

Works postponed until at least 18 January 2021.

Closure to enable a new bridge to be installed where Bridleway No. 7 crosses the River Flit. Closure ends 10 July 2021.

Harlington Foopath No. 1

Closure to enable resurfacing. Closure ends 27 April 2021.

Harlington Foopath No. 7

Temporary prohibition of traffic on public right of way, part of Harlington public footpath no. 7. Closure ends 19 March.

Henlow Footpath No. 10

Closure to enable construction work. Closure ends 5 October 2021.

Henlow Bridleway No. 19 and Langford Bridleway No. 25

Temporary closure is required due to flooding of the route. Closure will end once the issue has been resolved or 5 July 2021, whichever is earlier.

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. 31

Temporary closure to enable infrastructure, resurfacing and landscaping work to take place. Closure ends 3 August 2021.

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.

Hyde Footpath No. 4 (including cycle track)

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 21 June 2021.

Kensworth Footpath No. 6

Closure required to enable the installation of some steps. Closure expected to end 5 April 2021.

Langford Bridleway No. 8

Temporary closure to enable drainage works to take place. Closure expected to end 25 April 2021.

Langford Footpaths Nos 17 and 18

Temporary closure to enable essential works on the railway track to take place. Closure expected to end 28 March 2021.

Leighton Buzzard Footpath No. 68

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

Maulden Footpath No. 12

Closure to enable safe work on 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 28 July 2021.

Northill Footpath No. 5 and Old Warden Bridleways Nos. 14 and 21

Closure to support Shuttleworth drive-in air show, 2020. Closures end 19 October 2020.

Old Warden Bridleway No. 22

Closure to enable ongoing restoration works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 21 September 2021.

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 to enable development works. Closure ends 16 March 2022.