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Thus is a landslide where a high bank has started to give way

Reported in the Mud or debris on the road category anonymously at 08:33, Thursday 12 March 2020

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 3 minutes later. Council ref: 2056955.

More than 3 weeks ago ( following weeks of wind and rain) a landslide occurred on the left hand side of Padleigh Hill approaching Rush Hill, causing a lot of mud and debris to fall in the road making a difficult road even more dangerous. It’s a steep bank and unclear who owns the wall at top of the bank why will surely subside if there’s further bad weather . A full collapse would close the road for days and need complex repair to shore up the bank. As a resident, I pointed it out to council workmen last week and asked them to pass the information on. The whole road into the village is full of broken down pot holes - all caused by the rain we’ve had .I do think an inspection of the landslide is necessary as there’s a much bigger problem waiting to happen . I spoke to the home owner who lives above the slide but it’s unclear from above whether the wall visible at top of landslide is his ! This does need attention as a lot of drivers use the village as a rat run and therefore there’s a risk to the public if a further much bigger slide occurs ...

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 08:36, Thursday 12 March 2020

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue.
    We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 09:20, Thursday 12 March 2020

  • Attached are photos of the bank that is subsiding and the wall at the top that is giving way due to tree roots . Further down the hill there is more movement of soil from the bank . Tree roots are exposed and the wall is vulnerable

    Posted anonymously at 23:24, Thursday 12 March 2020

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