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Demolition of Whitby landslip houses underway

News Article, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Article By: Dave Roberts

First Published: 2 December 2012

DEMOLITION experts have worked through the weekend on the process of knocking down five residential properties at the centre of the Whitby landslip incident in Aelfleda Terrace.

Working day and night from cherry pickers in order to overcome the difficult access, the demolition team commenced work early yesterday, meticulously working with hammers and hand chisels which they are using to knock down the properties brick by brick.

Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) said the properties were being demolished due to the severe subsidence in the gardens of the properties that occurred overnight on Monday 26 November which has left them at serious risk of collapse.

SBC Communications Officer, Gabrielle Jandzio, said: “It was imperative we acted quickly to agree a course of action for demolition. 

“We are continuing to liaise with the owners of the properties directly affected and those in the immediate surrounding area to keep them updated with our progress.  The owners of all of the properties considered to be at risk have now been notified of the situation.
“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause, but as I hope people  will appreciate, it is important that swift action is taken. If nearby residents require further information, they can contact our Housing Manager, Andrew Rowe on 01723 383598.”





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