End of the line for chalets?

Does the par­tial col­lapse of the cliff path be­hind these much-loved South Bay hol­i­day homes see the...

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The his­toric Grade II listed beach chalets in Scar­bor­ough’s South Bay are now lean­ing at a pre­car­i­ous an­gle fol­low­ing the col­lapse of the path and wall be­hind them. The area has been cor­doned off as the land­slip, which ap­peared last month, con­tin­ues to get worse.

A Scar­bor­ough Coun­cil spokesper­son said: “Fol­low­ing the re­cent par­tial col­lapse of the re­tain­ing wall be­hind the tim­ber chalet sin Scar­bor­ough South Bay, Scar­bor­ough Bor­ough Coun­cil would like to re­mind mem­bers of the pub­lic that the area re­mains cor­doned off and must not be ac­cessed.

“Work is be­ing car­ried out to make the area safe and con­trol any fur­ther move­ment that may oc­cur. The coun­cil is also de­vel­op­ing op­tions for the re­in­state­ment of the wall and chalets and pro­tec­tion of the Clock Café above, which is not con­sid­ered to be at risk and con­tin­ues op­er­at­ing as nor­mal.”

Net­ting has now been placed over it to stop any de­bris be­ing blown away should the chalets col­lapse.

Scar­bor­ough res­i­dents have been hav­ing their say on our Face­book page:

Chris Carr: “They’re rot­ting wood to be fair. I’d say de­mol­ish and re­build and make the ground more safe. There’s only one way that ground is go­ing and that is down.”

Anita Matthews: “Try and save these lovely tra­di­tional chalets.” l Sarah Hunter: “Def­i­nitely should be saved or re­built they are a huge part of Scar­bor­ough his­tory. I prob­a­bly spent much of my child­hood sum­mers in one of them.”

The scene af­ter the col­lapse of the wall and path be­hind the chalets at South Bay

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