Why is this action in relation to the terrace of 10 houses being taken now?

The council has been inspecting the area for a number of years. Investigations and assessments have been carried out regularly since 2012.

However the number of landslip events has increased recently, with four separate events in the last twelve months.

Furthermore, two independent expert assessments and reports have concluded that the overall landslip system cannot be stabilised. 

These two recent events have led the council to change its position as we cannot confirm that residents in the area are safe to stay in their homes.