Temporary path closure

Temporary path closure


Temporary closures

For safety reasons we sometimes have to close paths during repairs, improvements or construction work. Longer term closures (21 days or more) can be viewed on our online map. All our current closures are listed below.

If you are planning work which affects a public right of way, you can also, 

Please also see our list of, 

Current closures

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Short-Term temporary Closures

The following is a list of Public Rights of Way that have been temporarily closed on a short term basis, either for a period of 5 days (followed by a possible second 5-day period immediately after) or a period of 21 days (followed by a possible second 21-day period immediately after).

5-day closures

  • None at present

14-day closures

21-day closures

42-day closures

  • None at present

Long-Term temporary Closures

The following is a list of Public Rights of Way that have been temporarily closed for a longer period of time using a temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO), initially lasting for 6 months which can be extended by agreement with The Planning Inspectorate.

  1. Battle Footpath 76 [2.1 MB] [pdf] Closed during a housing development.
  2. Bexhill Footpaths 11a (part), 11b (part), 51c (part) [361.3 KB] [pdf] Closed during development works. 
     - Site notice [1.7 MB] [pdf].
     - Alternative route August to mid November 2020 [2.0 MB] [pdf].
     - Alternative route from mid November 2020 [1.9 MB] [pdf].
  3. Bexhill Footpath 138 [2.1 MB] [pdf] Closed during the construction of a housing development.
  4. Brightling Footpath 23 [1.7 MB] [pdf] Closed while a bridge and culvert are repaired. See also Dallington Footpath 13b.
  5. Buxted Footpath 24 [633.7 KB] [pdf]. Closed due to a bank slippage.
  6. Chailey Byway 8c,8d,8e,8f,8g,8h,8i (part) [269.8 KB] [pdf]. Closed due to a dangerous bridge. Open to all users except vehicles and horse drawn carriages until repairs begin.
  7. Crowborough Footpath 15a [2.6 MB] [pdf] Closed during a housing development.
  8. Dallington Footpath 13b [1.7 MB] [pdf] Closed while a bridge and culvert are repaired. See also Brightling Footpath 23.
  9. Ewhurst Footpath 1 [2.3 MB] [pdf]. Closed due to river bank failure.
  10. Framfield Footpath 62 [227.3 KB] [pdf]  Closed during the installation of a new water main. See also Uckfield Footpath 37.
  11. Guestling 33b (part) [1.7 MB] [pdf]Closed during the installation of a new rising sewer main.
  12. Hailsham Footpath 50 (part) [1.7 MB] [pdf] Closed during the construction of an access road for a housing development.
  13. Hailsham Footpath 61b (part) [801.4 KB] [pdf] Closed during construction works
  14. Hailsham Footpath 73 [2.5 MB] [pdf]Closed for housing development.
       - See also Hellingly Footpaths 4a (part), 5b, 6a, 7c.
  15. Hastings Footpath 58a [396.9 KB] [pdf] Closed due to subsidence.
  16. Hastings Footpath 145 (part) [2.4 MB] [pdf] Closed during a housing development.
  17. Hellingly Footpaths 4a (part), 5b, 6a, 7c [2.5 MB] [pdf] Closed for housing development.
       - See also Hailsham Footpath 73.
  18. Hellingly Footpath 7a [2.1 MB] [pdf]  Closed for housing development.
  19. Lewes Town Centre Footpaths 53a and 53b [471.0 KB] [pdf].  Closed due to a collapsed wall.
  20. Little Horsted Footpath 3 [329.6 KB] [pdf].  Closed during development works.
  21. Ninfield Footpath 14a [2.7 MB] [pdf].  Closed during a housing development.
  22. Uckfield Footpaths 10b (part) and 11 (part) [332.1 KB] [pdf].  Closed during development works.
      - Further information [448.5 KB] [pdf].
  23. Uckfield Footpath 37 [227.3 KB] [pdf] Closed during the installation of a new water main. See also Framfield Footpath 62.
  24. Wartling Footpath 20 [1.7 MB] [pdf].  Route unavailable due to a missing bridge
  25. Westfield Footpaths 33a, 33b (part), 34b, 34c [2.6 MB] [pdf].  Closed during the construction of a housing development.
  26. Westham Footpath 33 [2.3 MB] [pdf].  Closed during the construction of a housing development.

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 £235. If more than one order is required, applicants will be charged accordingly. For example 2 five day orders would cost £470.

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.