South Bay cliff sta­bil­i­sa­tion

£14 mil­lion scheme vi­tal for Spa’s fu­ture

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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

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