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Folkestone House On The Cliff Edge After Second Landslip

A clifftop house has been left on the edge and a road completely blocked after the second landslide in a month along the Folkestone coastline.

It comes after Kent was battered by high winds and heavy showers overnight on Monday and into this morning.

The road has been closed since 27th January 2024, after the first landslide left trees and shrubbery covering the street. Now a second landslip has covered The Road of Remembrance once again and brought the property even closer to the cliff edge.

Kent County Council and Folkestone and Hythe District Council had been working to investigate the issue and make the road safe since the initial incident. The affected area now appears to be roughly three times bigger than it was after the first landslide.

The bank is understood to belong to various individuals, and work has been ongoing to identify the owners.

A spokesman for the county council said ‘We are aware of a further landslip in the Road of Remembrance, Folkestone, which has taken place. Our team is on-site and assessing the situation. Our investigations continue and the road remains closed to protect public safety.’

It comes after a fierce backlash after council officers cut down large numbers of trees two weeks ago in a bid to prevent another landslide such as the one on Saturday. Trees on the road which were dying, diseased or dangerous were cut down and reduced in height with the aim of reducing further landslips. But this caused a huge backlash among locals after sections of plants, including ‘iconic’ Yukka trees were destroyed.

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