Shropshire Council

Temporary restriction or prohibition, eg road closure to carry out roadworks

If you'd like to apply to for a temporary restriction or prohibition (for example a road closure) for the purpose of undertaking work on the highway, you'll need to apply for permission. Restricting or prohibiting a road without permission may result in criminal prosecution

Note: There are three embargo periods operated across Shropshire market towns during which time only emergency works are permitted. Dates fall as follows:

  • Christmas - between the second Monday in November and the Monday following the first week in January 
  • Good Friday - for ten days (usually in March)
  • Flower show – one week in August

How to apply

You can apply by completing the online form on this page. This should be done at least three months prior to the proposed closure date. After submitting the form you will receive an email confirmation and be asked to provide a diversion plan. Only when the diversion plan has been received will the Council have all of the information required to make a decision on the viability of the proposal 


Closure by temporary notice £1,150
Closure by temporary order £1600
Extension to temporary notice £750

Cancellation fees

If you need to cancel your planned closure, the following fees will apply:

Road closures cancelled 9-12 weeks prior to start date No charge
Road closures cancelled 4-8 weeks prior to start date £1300
Road closures cancelled 0-3 weeks prior to start date £1600

If you have any questions or queries relating to the form on this page, please contact us.

Application form