For a range of reasons it may be thought necessary or desirable to make changes to the existing Rights of Way network. Possible reasons include claims for a new Right of Way, requests to divert an existing Right of Way, changing the status of a route (from footpath to bridleway for instance) or, rarely, to extinguish a Right of Way.
From time to time it is necessary to temporary close a public right of way in the interest of safety for users. Listed below are the current and planned temporary rights of way closures. Should you wish to apply to temporarily close a public right of way please download the application form below that includes information about the procedure and costs.