– Paul Masters, Interim Chief Executive, Cornwall Council
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."
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.
Looe Town Council says the town needs a full structural survey in light of the recent landslips.
Susan Norman was killed last month when her house collapsed. The town council says the county council needs to check all at-risk roads and buildings in Looe to reassure residents.
The family of a woman who died in a landslip in Cornwall have said it was a 'potentially avoidable tragedy'. The home of 68 year old Susan Norman from Looe collapsed following torrential rain on Friday.
Her family say the property's safety had been a concern of Susan's for some time and that contractors had been working on the property to support the retaining wall. The house is due to be demolished today.
The family of a woman who died in a landslip in Cornwall say it was a potentially avoidable tragedy.
The home of 68 year old Susan Norman from Looe collapsed following torrential rain on Friday. Her family say the property's safety had been a concern of Susan's for some time.
Read the full statement below:
As you imagine the mood is rather numbing for Susan's family and friends at this sad time.
We will get to the bottom of this potentially avoidable tragedy
The property's safety has been a concern of Susan's for some time as there have been two recent slips very close to house.
The wall directly behind the house has been showing signs of stress after the recent adverse weather conditions and flow of water from St Martin's Hill
Contractors were working on the property to support the retaining wall.
– The family of Susan Norman
This work was taking place while Susan was away visiting family.
We also understand that other residents have voiced their concerns about the safety of the area prior to this tragedy.
Any information regarding this would be gratefully accepted.
We have been assisting various agencies with their inquiries and thank them for all their hard work. We would also like to thank the people of Looe and all the emergency services for all their hard work.
The family wish to be left alone at this time to grieve.
Cornwall Councillor Edwina Hannaford says the town of Looe is "in shock" after a woman was killed in a landslip.
The home of Susan Norman collapsed following torrential rain overnight. Councillor Hannaford said "Susan was a lovely, friendly and well liked lady who was a much valued volunteer."
A body has been found in what remains of a house in Cornwall after it collapsed during torrential rain overnight following a major landslip.
The area around the home in Sandplace Road in Looe has been sealed off all day. Sniffer dogs were called in and this afternoon members of the emergency services found the body of what's believed to be Susan Norman inside.
Residents nearby are angry tonight as they say they've warned Cornwall Council on a number of occasions about the threat of landslips behind their homes.
Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy reports:
Police searching for missing woman Susan Norman have found a body in her partially collapsed house in Looe.
The 68-year-old had not been seen since 6.50pm yesterday evening.
The body has not been identified or recovered at this time.