Landslide repairs in hand

Progress has been made on repairs to several landslides near a north Northumberland village with work set to be completed early next year.

A report to next Monday’s meeting of Northumberland County Council’s north area committee provides updates on several slips in the area, including three at Guyzance.

On Guyzance Bank, at the North end of the C100 near to the Village, works, which should take six to eight weeks, are programmed to commence this month subject to confirmation from Northumbrian Water on their programme to divert a buried water main in the vicinity.

Following this, work will move to the slip at Guyzance Cottage between Guyzance Bank and Factory Bridge.

Works are expected to take four to six weeks to complete and the target is to have the C100 fully reopened before Christmas.

Third on the list to tackle is the slide above the River Coquet at Factory Bridge on the C102.

Discussions are already underway with the Environment Agency and Natural England with regard to the necessary consents and work is expected to start mid-January and take eight weeks to complete subject to weather conditions.

Elsewhere, repairs to erosion on the C44 at Lilburn started in August and are due to end in October.