Closures, restrictions and permits on rights of way

Some byways are only open to certain types of vehicles or at certain times of the day or year. We can also close public rights of way temporarily if you need to carry out work on or next to one.

Apply for a temporary closure

If you need to close a public right of way temporarily to carry out work on it or next to it you can either:

Current closures

You need a permit to use a car, motorbike or horse drawn vehicle on the following rights of way:

  • KH94 Bredhurst
  • KH219 Lenham
  • MR45A Snodland
  • NS245 and NS221, Luddesdown
  • RS221 and Chapel Lane (part) Halling (experimental order).


We unfortunately currently cannot issue any byway permits. Once measures are put in place to control the coronavirus outbreak we will look into issuing these.

Check our service updates page for more information.