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Holiday homes could be destroyed by landslip: full report

A row of holiday homes west of Lyme Regis are at risk of being destroyed. Last night, what's been described as a 'major landslip' occured above Monmouth Beach, damaging some of the chalets, and its feared another may happen at any time.

The recent heavy rain is being blamed for the slip, which is the latest of many to hit that stretch of the Jurassic Coast. It is just 12 miles from Burton Bradstock where a 22 year old woman died in July last year. Richard Lawrence reports.


Fears of more landslides at Monmouth Beach

Beach road closed in lyme regis Credit: ITV News West Country

The road to Monmouth Beach in Lyme Regis had been closed for safety reasons. There are fears further landslides could even knock chalets down to the road. Several are now perched precariously. Yesterday engineers disconnected their electricity after power lines came down.

Surveyors are expected to visit the area but it's thought little can be done until the cliffs become more stable.

Dorset beach closed by landslip

Police are warning people who own chalets on Monmouth Beach in Lyme Regis not to visit them under any circumstances because of the risk from landslips.

Chalets at Monmouth Beach are at risk from landslips Credit: ITV News West Country

It comes after a fresh fall closed the access road to the beach indefinitely. Officers are warning visitors not to cross the police tape as there is a considerable danger of more landslips.

The beach is about 12 miles from Burton Bradstock where a 22-year-old woman died in a cliff collapse last July.


Bench memorial for Charlotte

The bench in memory of Charlotte Blackman Credit: ITV Westcountry

The family of Charlotte Blackman will shortly unveil a bench in her memory. Charlotte died two months ago in a landslip while holidaying on the Dorset coast. Her family have travelled from Derbyshire to the Freshwater Holiday Park at Burton Bradstock.

Part of a commemorative poem for Charlotte Blackman Credit: ITV Westcountry
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