Apply for a temporary path closure

Wherever possible we look to avoid path closures where possible, 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 email the Rights of Way Team or call 0345 6080 193

Apply for a temporary closure

Short term closures

The County Council can grant 5-10 or 21-42 day closure orders. 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 £210. If more than one order is required, applicants will be charged accordingly. For example two 5-day orders would cost £420.

Long term closures

If it is necessary to close a path for a greater length of time, 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 £800-1000, 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.