A FOOTPATH is to be closed for five months while the council commences development work.

BCP Council has given notice that it intends to close footpaths U25 and U44 in Moorside from, starting on February 15.

The paths will be closed in their entirety to pedestrians and vehicles until July 19.

However, emergency access will be maintained, as will access to properties, “depending on site safety”.

A diversion will be in place via Moorside Road footway and Moorside Close footway.

The public notice says: “These arrangements may be amended/extended should works overrun or weather conditions delay operations.

“Restrictions may be in effect under this order for up to six months, and could be further extended with the approval of the Secretary of State.”