Canford Cliffs stabilisation works to start September

Posted on 28th July, 2020

Specialist contractor, CAN Geotechnical has been appointed to deliver the £2.5m cliff stabilisation scheme which will start work in September 2020. It is anticipated to take around nine months, completing in spring/summer 2021. This is subject to weather conditions and government guidelines for working arrangements related to Covid-19, coronavirus.

Soil nails (up to 15m in length), will be used to secure the cliff. This method was previously used during the 1990s in this same area and regular monitoring has demonstrated the cliff has remained stable.

Cliff Drive temporary traffic & other arrangements

  • A section of Cliff Drive will be closed to vehicles and on-road parking suspended for the duration of the works. Temporary traffic arrangements will be advertised in August; these arrangements will help ensure public and contractor safety and protect the special designation afforded to this area, a Site of Nature Conservation Interest.
  • Access will be maintained for residents, emergency services and construction vehicles only. 
  • Pedestrian access to Cliff Drive will also be maintained, although the zig-zag path to the beach will be closed (Flaghead Chine and Canford Cliffs Chine pathways will remain open).

Beach hut tenants will be advised about the arrangements for accessing and using their beach huts during the period of works.

Full project details and updates at Canford Cliffs Stabilisation Works 2020-2021

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