South Bay cliff stabilisation
£14 million scheme vital for Spa’s future
Work to stabilise cliffs at Scarborough’s South Bay has moved forward ... now awaiting funds to carry out the protection measures.
Work to stabilise cliffs at Scarborough’s South Bay has moved forward. Scarborough Council approved the plans for the works and is now awaiting the granting of funds to carry out the protection measures.
The works will be carried out at an area of the South Cliff Gardens behind the Spa complex.
A report into the works states: “The proposed engineering works involve the removal of the trees on the slopes, followed by the introduction of piled retaining walls, soil nailing and associated drainage works to the garden, following which the slopes are to be regraded, with reinstatement works and landscaping.
“The piling is to be installed to the foot of the slope behind the Spa buildings to provide resistance to movement of the slope above.”
The £14 million scheme is vital to protect the Victorian Spa complex below and the many properties situated at the top of the cliffs.
In the interests of public safety, a number of footpaths in the gardens will be closed during the clearance works.
The closed footpaths will be marked accordingly and alternative access will be clearly signed.
Cllr Mike Cockerill, cabinet member for project leadership, harbours and coast and flood protection said: “The overall stabilisation scheme is crucial to ensuring that the protection the cliff gives the areas above it, and the reputation of the gardens in the area above the Spa as one of Scarborough’s most loved outdoor spaces, is secured.”
The South Cliff slope