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Final phase of Looe stabilisation starts

Work to finish stabilising a road in Cornwall that collapsed killing a resident in the house below last March is due to start today.

This third and final phase of work to stabilise St Martins Road in Looe will be carried out by Cormac Solutions and is expected to be completed by July.

The scheme involves soil nailing and constructing a retaining wall and parapet behind the property that was damaged by the landslide and stabilising the edge of the road next to the adjacent property. The road will remain closed while the work is carried out.

“It is good to see that works are finally starting on St Martin’s Road,” said Cornwall councillor Edwina Hannaford.  “While I am disappointed at the length of time it has taken to get to this point, I recognise that the delays have, in part, been caused by the three months of appalling weather and the necessary detailed investigation which has been carried out by the Police and Health and Safety Executive.”

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