Ryedale District Council

Road closures and diversions

Information on road closure procedure and traffic regulation orders.

Road closure procedure for local events

In certain circumstances, we may allow roads to be closed for specific events being held on the highway, e.g. street party, village fete, Christmas lights switch on, Christmas market etc.

Such road closures require a formal legal order and may only be granted if:-

  • the event is for a public event only;
  • the event is generally confined to minor roads where traffic volumes are low;
  • suitable alternative routes for affected traffic are available;
  • residents/traders affected by the event have been consulted and agree to the closure;
  • the Police have raised no objections
  • the Highways agency have been consulted and do not object to the closure.

Events on bus routes and busy through routes may be deemed unacceptable however each application will be judged on its own merits.Butcher Corner

If you wish to apply for a road closure then please download the guidance notes and complete the application form and return it to the Council Solicitor at least 8 weeks before the date of the proposed closure.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide, erect and maintain the required traffic and diversion signs.

Please also see the information from North Yorkshire County Council on events and street parties.

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Traffic Regulation Orders

NYCCPlease note that this service is not provided by Ryedale District Council. Information on this service is provided by North Yorkshire County Council.

A traffic regulation order issued by the local authority where works on the highway, or some large deliveries, require a road to be closed temporarily to general traffic.



Attachments (downloads)
FileNo of pagesFile sizeCreated
Download this file (Road_Closure_App_Form_2012.pdf)Road closure application form3100 kB11-2013
Download this file (Road_Closure_Guidance_2012.pdf)Road closure guidance222 kB11-2013

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