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Clear-up continues after Glen Wyllin land slippage

Land slip at Glen Wyllin, pictured on February 15

Land slip at Glen Wyllin, pictured on February 15

A recent land slippage at Glen Wyllin does not appear to pose a significant risk, MHKs were told.

Environment Minister Phil Gawne MHK was quizzed in the House of Keys about the landslide which took place on the morning of February 12.

Replying to a question from Michael MHK Alfred Cannan, he said: ‘Officers were on site to assess the situation within the hour and met with a number of residents.

‘From a visual inspection, the slippage does not appear to pose a significant risk and is quite likely to be a result of excessive water run-off.’

The Minister said the contractor had been instructed to clear the debris and drains at the bottom of the slope. The clear-up is expected to be completed this week, and an engineer’s report into any future risk is awaited.

Mr Gawne said this was one of a number of minor slippages that have occurred, not least in neighbouring Glen Mooar, following recent torrential downpours.

 

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