Funding earmarked for landslip repairs

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Repairs to Scout Road in Mytholmroyd, which was the scene of a huge landslip, could begin next month if councillors agree to proposals.

Members of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet discussed recomendations of the Economy and Investment Panel to approve, in principle, a sum of up to £400,000 of capital funding for work to address the landslide issue at Scout Road, Mytholmroyd,

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet member for regeneration and economic development, Coun Barry Collins, said: “The council has prioritised necessary works and after Elland Bridge the next major priority is Scout Road, Mytholmroyd, where a landslip has blocked Scout Road and led to the closure of Scout Road Academy and the evacuation of up to 20 households.”

Council officers, working with consultants, have identified a potential solution which would enable the road and school to reopen and residents to return to their homes.

This takes the form of a “stop fence” anchored into bedrock which would provide sufficient safety assurance to allow some return to normality in the community.

However, it would not represent a permanent long term solution to all of the landslide issues.

The decision will now go before full council.