Get permission to close a pavement or footway for works.
Apply for footway closure
You can ask to close a footway for 6, 12 or 18 months.
If you need to get a Section 278 Agreement to undertake these works (see your planning decision notice) this must be signed and completed before we can process your application.
You can extend a footway closure by submitting a new form.
You need to give us one week's notice for new application and to extend an existing application.
As part of the application process you will need to supply a plan that shows:
- the location of footway closure
- the extents of the footway closure, such as the length or start and end point of the closure
- where you are crossing pedestrians
- how you are crossing pedestrians
- what traffic management you are using, such as signs and barriers
A footway closure costs:
- £169 for 6 months
- £338 for 12 months
- £507 for 18 months
We'll need a reference number to send you an invoice.
How long it takes
It takes at least one week to process a footway closure application after we've received it.
We'll send you a confirmation email when permission has been granted.
Providing a different walkway
There needs to be another walkway for people to use while the footway is closed. This is usually a temporary walkway along the side of the closed footway.
Contact email@example.com if you need help with that.