The painstaking work to dismantle five properties severely affected by subsidence in Aelfleda Terrace in Whitby is anticipated to be complete by the end of this week.
The three week step by step process, which has been carried out by specialist demolition contractors followed a landslip at the front of the properties last month that left them at serious risk of collapse.
Cllr Mike Cockerill, Scarborough Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Harbours, Assets, Coast and Flood Protection said: " We are currently finalising arrangements for the handover of the site back to the owners of the properties that have been demolished for their insurance companies
and loss adjusters to agree a way forward with regards to the reinstatement of the site and covering the cost of the loss of the properties.
As many parts of the Calendar region try to repair the damage done by the heavy weather earlier this week, some people have had to accept that they have lost everything. In Whitby today, work began to demolish five houses that have been condemned following a landslide on Tuesday night.
An operation to pull down a row of houses in Whitby in North Yorkshire which were left structurally unsafe following a landslip has started. The cottages on Aelfleda Terrace are being pulled down brick by brick by workman.
The operation to demolish a row of cottages in Whitby has been delayed until Saturday morning because of further subsidence. And a business which has stood in the town for a hundred and 40 years is under threat because of land erosion.