Landslide leaves caravans dangling over 60 meters high cliff in South Wales
A geologist was brought in last week after cracks appeared at the top of the cliff at Porthkerry near Barry in South Wales. But at about 8pm on Monday a 55 meters (60-yard) section collapsed. Witnesses said it sounded like fireworks going off.
There are more than 300 caravans on the park and some are occupied all year round.
A spokesman for Vale of Glamorgan Council said: ‘It is clearly a matter of concern and we are currently investigating. Our officers will assess the current site risks from this recent occurrence and advise the landowners of any remedial works that may be necessary.’
Dangling over a 200ft drop, these caravans were caught in a landslide that almost claimed a woman’s life. (DailyMail)
The council has adopted a ‘Shoreline Management’ plan for this section of the coast which suggests that any repairs to cliffs or the introduction of any built sea defences would be inappropriate, recommending instead, ‘no active intervention.
Featured image credit: Wales News Service
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