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.

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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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