How to request or object to a road closure, diversion routes, permanent and temporary closures, closures for demonstrations, parades and street parties.

How to request a road closure

Contact us to request a closure.

Paperclip You will need to tell us:

  • the location
  • dates the closure is required
  • type of work to be carried out
  • a plan of the diversion route.

The cost of a closure is at least £962 for 4 weeks, but could be more depending on the duration of the closure.

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Permanent closure of roads and footpaths

  • A highway can only be permanently closed to implement a valid planning permission project or if it is no longer needed for public use.

Temporary closure of roads and footpaths

  • At least 9 weeks notice is required unless it is an emergency.
  • The cost of a closure is at least £962 for 4 weeks, but could be more depending on the duration of the closure.
  • This is normally due to streetworks or roadworks being carried out by a utility company (such as British Telecom, Transco or Yorkshire Water).
  • Temporary closures can be in effect for a period of from 1 day to 18 months.
  • A diversion route should be signed for you to follow.


- Cancellation. Where a request to cancel a TTRO is received within two weeks of the start date then the full cost of the TTRO will be payable. Where a cancellation request is received with more than two weeks notice then a reasonable charge for costs incurred by Kirklees Council may be charged, and you will be advised of the relevant amount. Cancellation requests must be in writing to

Events and parades

  • Closures for events and parades can only be granted with the written agreement of the Police , Metro (West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority) and the council.
  • All of the council's costs involved in organising the closure must be paid by the event organiser.
  • All required signage as agreed with the council (including diversion route signage) must be organised and paid for by the event organiser.
  • For larger events up to three months are needed to properly organise and coordinate them.


  • Demonstrations are not dealt with by the council. The Police must be contacted so they can make required arrangements.
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