Landslip threatens homes

A landslip in Scarborough is threatening homes on the cliff top at Knipe Point after rapid erosion over the last few years.

Full Report: Landslip threatens Scarborough homes

Four houses at a Scarborough beauty spot must be pulled down following a landslip on the cliff where they stand.

It is the second time the site has been hit by slippage in recent years.

The four properties are all second homes and are empty. But other, permanent residents, many of them elderly, are now terrified.

You can watch the full report from Rachel Bullock below.

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Statement from Yorkshire Water after Scarborough landslip

Yorkshire Water have released the following statement after a landslip occurred on land in Scarborough where a pipe jointly used by them and another company, McCain, is thought to have burst underground.

You can read the full statement from them below:

"We have been in contact with some residents of Knipe Point Drive and we're aware of the independent report commissioned by the Knipe Point Residents Association, dated December 2012.

Due to the length and high level of technical information in the report we have not yet been able to fully consider it.

We will however look closely at the findings and respond to the residents as soon as possible".

– Statement from Yorkshire Water

Full statement from McCain on Scarborough landslip

McCain have released a statement after a landslip in Scarborough which has left four homes condemned for demolition.

The landslip occurred on land where an underground pipe carrying product waste from a nearby McCain food factory is thought to have burst.

You can read the full statement from McCain below:

“Like everyone else in Scarborough, we are well aware of the longstanding geological issues at Knipe Point.

We employ around a thousand people in the area and throughout the four decades we have been here we have always played an active and responsible role in the community.

As part of this commitment we have participated constructively on a voluntary basis in past authoritative studies which have concluded that inherent and unstable geological conditions at Knipe Point are the most probable reason for the issue."

– Statement from McCain

"We have only received a copy of the new document from the Knipe Point property owners in the last few days and, as we always take community representations seriously, we have asked geological experts to assess the document’s contents before commenting further.”

– Statement from McCain
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Four homes to be demolished after landslip

Four privately owned properties at Knipe Point near Scarborough will have to be pulled down after further significant land slippage earlier this week put them at risk of collapse.

Following recent bad weather, the properties, which are currently unoccupied, are now just a few metres away from the edge of the same active landslide, which four and a half years ago led to the loss of three bungalows.

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McCain responds to cliff collapse

Frozen food company McCain says it is taking expert advice on a landslip in North Yorkshire, which residents claim has been caused by a leak from one of their waste pipes. Four homes will have to be demolished after the cliff at Knipe Point collapsed on Monday.

Like everyone else in Scarborough, we are well aware of the longstanding geological issues at Knipe Point. We have participated constructively on a voluntary basis in past authoritative studies which have concluded that inherent and unstable geological conditions at Knipe Point are the most probable reason for the issue. We have asked geological experts to assess the document’s contents before commenting further.

– McCain statement