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Temporary Road Closure Request

You must apply to the local authority if you want to temporarily close a road to facilitate building works, store materials, erect hoarding, fencing or scaffolding or place a crane or hoist on the road.

Related Information

Application for Placement of a Skip

The following application form must be completed and returned to your local office in cases where you are locating a waste skip on a public footpath or roadway.

Road Closure Application


Two notices are required to go on the paper – notice of intention and notice of decision.

Six weeks is the time required for closing a road (date would depend on when notice is received).

Both notices must be placed in one or more newspapers circulating in the area.

Temporary Closure of Roads

From time to time it will be necessary for roads to be temporarily closed to facilitate road works, water and sewerage schemes, events, etc.

The council gives notice through advertisements in the local press of the roads to be closed and alternative routes available during the course of the closure.

Regularly updated details of closures can also be seen on the scrolling text at the top of the home page .

Visit the Road Alerts in the news/media centre to get the latest updates on Road Works & Road Closures.