Cornwall

Looe landslip: Hannafore Road repair work begins

Looe landslip
Image caption One councillor said the landslip had resulted in a "very stressful time" for residents

Work has begun on stabilising a road in Cornwall after it was damaged in a landslip caused by heavy rain.

Two-hundred homes were cut off in Looe in December when the landslip closed Hannafore Road.

Cornwall Council said the initial work would see a dry stone wall supported before the remainder of a slope above the road was stabilised.

The work in the south east Cornwall town is expected to take three to four weeks to complete.

'Very stressful'

Local county councillor Edwina Hannaford said the landslip had resulted in a "very stressful time for both residents and businesses in Hannafore".

"The pile of earth caused by the landslip has not only been unsightly, but has also raised safety worries which we can now put to bed," she said.

Work is also under way to reopen a road which has been closed since a woman was killed by a landslip in March.

Susan Norman, 68, died when Veronica Flats collapsed after heavy rain caused the landslip on the B3253 St Martin's Road.

Council tourism organisation Visit Cornwall said it had been working to stress the town was still "open for business" despite the landslips.

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