Whitby houses demolished

A row of terraces houses in Whitby are being pulled down after a landslide left them unsafe

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Whitby terrace demolition nears end

Whitby terrace being demolished Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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.

Landslide in Whitby

There has been another treacherous landslip in Whitby just over a week after a massive landslide forced people to flee a row of houses in the town.

This week as the demolition of those houses continues land from a clifftop nearby is shifting and another part of the town's history is under threat.


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