Apply for a temporary path closure

Wherever possible we look to avoid path closures, however in some cases it may be necessary for safety reasons.

To apply for a temporary closure please download the application form using the button below.

If you would like to discuss your application please contact the Rights of Way Team,

  • Telephone: 0345 608 0193

Temporary closures by Notice

The County Council can grant 5 day (followed by a further 5 day) closures and also 21 day (followed by a further 21 day) closures.

These are usually for emergency unplanned events or short term works such as where a route needs to be closed to protect public safety. They are arranged by posting notices on site and on our website.

Once we have received you application form we will decide which type is most appropriate.

Please allow 1 week for us to process you application.

The charge for one order is currently £253. If more than one order is required, applicants will be charged accordingly. For example 2 five day orders would cost £506.

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) closures

If it is necessary to close a path for a greater length of time such as for planned non-emergency works, the County Council can put a 6 month Traffic Regulation Order in place. This requires a formal a procedure and must be advertised in the local press.

Please allow 8 weeks for us to process your application.

TRO costs are currently in the region of £800 to £1000, depending on advertising costs.

For closures longer than 6 months, we can then apply to the Secretary of State for an extension order. Additional costs apply.

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