Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Undercliff Drive funding secured for landslide

Undercliff Drive subsidence
Image caption The land at Undercliff Drive on the south side of the island crumbled away in February

Half-a-million pounds is to be spent on solving problems caused by a landslide on the Isle of Wight.

Councillors agreed on Tuesday to fund research into different options for repairing Undercliff Drive which was destroyed in February's severe weather.

Nine homes were evacuated and residents have been living in rented accommodation ever since.

The £500,000 will help decide which option to take including whether to build a low-cost road from the west.

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