Looe Landslip

Plans have been drawn up for a scheme to stabilise the area of land affected by the landslip at St Martin’s Road in Looe.

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Road could be partially re-opened by the Summer

We appreciate that the ongoing closure of St Martin’s Road is causing problems for many local residents and businesses and are committed to reopening the road as quickly as possible.

Our engineers have been working to draw up a scheme which will enable us to partially re open the road before the main summer season gets underway. We are now waiting for the affected residents, the police and Health and Safety Executive to give us the formal go ahead to start the work."

– Paul Masters, Interim Chief Executive, Cornwall Council

Scheme announced to stabilise landslip in Looe

The landslip in St Martin's Road, Looe Credit: ITV News West Country

The landslip happened in December 2012, closing one of the main roads into the town.

This scheme to repair the damage and open the road will require the consent of the affected property owners, Devon and Cornwall Police, and the Health and Safety Executive.

If agreement can be reached by the end of this week, work on the first phase to stabilise this stretch of road using concrete piling could begin on Monday 20th May.

This is expected to take between eight to ten weeks to complete, with the road then re-opening to traffic under traffic light control before the start of the main school summer holidays in July.

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