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Whilst the council has a duty under the Housing Act, have the actions to date in relation to the ten affected properties on Cyfyng Road been hasty?

The council is not prepared to wait for an accident to occur.

Based on site reconnaissance, knowledge of the wider landslip, geomorphology of the slopes to the east of Cyfyng Road and recent ground water monitoring following storm Doris (February 2017) it is considered likely that additional ground movement will occur in the short and medium term, possibly destabilising the structures and adjacent areas.

Because of the proximity of the failures to people and property, it is considered that there is an immediate risk to those receptors (high probability, significant impact).This is why we are taking proactive action rather than reactive action.