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.
Council officials are monitoring the shifting of the cliff and say there are serious risks of further land slips which stretch for a quarter of a mile inland.
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.
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.
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.
Houses were evacuated in Bath last night after a landslip. Properties in Upper Camden Place were affected after rubble - including a seven foot high boulder - along with broken trees were washed down a hill.
It followed an lengthy period of heavy rain and locals believe blocked drains are partly to blame.
These are shots of the landslip on Lansdown in Bath taken by helicopter this morning. You can clearly see the large boulder that made its way down the wooded slope following a long period of heavy rain.
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.