Shropshire Council

Temporary closures of public rights of way

Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 allows for the temporary closure of a public right of way on the grounds of public safety to enable the applicant to carry out works. Following application, an order is made and advertised to close a route for a specified period, initially for up to six months (although this may be extended). Where possible an alternative route is identified for users and described in the notice erected at either end of the closed route.

To make an application for a temporary closure read the guidance note PGN 21 and download the application form - links available to both documents in the related information section on this page.

The following is a list of current temporary closures:

  • BOAT 29 Alveley that part of BOAT 29 at Turley Green, Alveley from Grid Reference SO 76408580 running for approximately 510 metres between Gortens Dingle and a lake generally westerly then southerly between fields to SO 76118552 where it joins the County Road will be prohibited with immediate effect 1st August 2017 for six months on the grounds of public safety as the surface of the BOAT is out of repair and dangerous.
  • Footpath 42, Baschurch from GR SJ4266 2133 running in a general south easterly direction for approximately 152 metres to GR SJ 4272 1198 will be prohibited with immediate effect from 18th August 2017 for six months on the grounds of public safety due to development of the site for housing through which the footpath runs.
    There is no alternative route in the immediate vicinity other than using the local county road network – Prescott Road to the west of the path and the B5067 to the south
  • Footpath 50, Wistanstow where it crosses the railway between Wistanstow and Craven Arms (from GR SO4301 8389 to SO4303 8389) will be prohibited with immediate effect from 1st September 2017 for six months on the grounds of public safety whilst Network Rail investigate alternative arrangements for the footpath crossing of the railway.
    The only alternative route available is using the local road network along Long Lane, the footway alongside the A49 and the road to Cheney Longville.
  • Footpath UN1/UN4 Highley to Alveley bridge over river Severn at the Severn Valley Country Park (GR 7482 8391 to 7491 8395) between 9am and 4pm on Tuesday 12th December 2012 on the grounds of public safety to allow routine maintenance work of the bridge.

For further information please contact the Rights of Way Mapping and Enforcement Team or Customer Service Centre on 0345 678 9006.

For further information please contact the Rights of Way Mapping and Enforcement Team or Customer Service Centre on 0345 678 9006.