Whitby Slide


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  • Created on: 08-05-14 08:16
Where?
North Yorkshire, on the east side of the River Esk, a few 100m from Whitby Abbey
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When?
27th November 2012
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What happened?
Patios slid down by 30ft, caused by torrential rain and a lack of appropriate drainage by Yorkshire Water
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Demolition
30th November 2012 of Aelfleda Terrace
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Social
Mrs Knight had lived there for 26 years, loss of homes
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Economic
Abbey cut off to begin with - popular for tourists due to Dracula
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Environmental
A 40ft Willow was felled because it was unstable
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Event
Retaining fence put in place - a similar fence before did not prevent the slide, but it does minimise risk at a low cost.
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Event
Residents deliberating with Yorkshire Water for better drainage to be installed
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Vulnerability
5 terraced homes were demolished because they were unstable.
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Loss
A temporary aluminium road was built across fields near the abbey to allow access - cheap and fast, but may not be safe due to temporary nature.
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