Landslip in Old Roar Gill - geological survey and other information

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Dear Hastings Borough Council,

Please provide under EIR:

1. A full copy of the geological survey referred to in the HBC communique concerning the landslip in Old Roar Gill (text below).

2. Copies of all other information held (including documents/emails and other formats) concerning the landslip

A HBC letter sent to residents states that :

"HBC ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE OLD ROAR LANDSLIP
Having had the results of a geological survey, HBC has today announced the following update on the landslip:
'Dear all,
Following on from last week’s updates on the landslip at Old Roar Gill, letters have been hand delivered to residents affected in Foxcote and Penhurst Close updating on the latest situation.
We have now received a preliminary geological survey that has identified that the slippage occurred from the land above the Gill outside of the land in the council's ownership.
The initial slope stability exercise has identified that the slip circles appear to be very close to the nearest house foundation. The dimensions do vary between the properties. These results would however need to be corroborated by a geotechnical engineer following a ground investigation.
As this is not council owned land, the council cannot act further in this matter. We have advised the residents that it is the responsibility of the landowner to inform their insurance company of this potential risk to the house foundations and request that they attend urgently to carry out further investigations.
In line with our duties under the Housing Act 2004, we must also assess whether the properties are safe to occupy until further the investigations are carried out by the insurance companies. This may result in a prohibition order being imposed, until the risk to persons can be mitigated or further information becomes available to confirm the properties are safe to occupy.
In these circumstances, residents would have to find alternative accommodation until the property is safe for the order to be lifted. If residents are unable to find alternative accommodation, the council will seek to provide this"

Yours faithfully,

Chris Hurrell

Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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Dear Hastings Borough Council,

Please withdraw this request.

I will be submitting a more comprehensive request in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Hurrell

Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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request will be dealt with according to the requirements of the General
Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the timescale for response may be
extended to 40 days.
 
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Information Officer
Hastings Borough Council
01424 451066
[3]www.hastings.gov.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

Dear Mr Hurrell

Thank you for your email dated 2 March 2024.

As requested, I have cancelled FOIR-588654998 Subject: Landslip in Old Roar Gill - geological survey and other information.

Yours sincerely

Lisa Greathead
Information Officer
Hastings Borough Council
Muriel Matters House
Breeds Place
Hastings
TN34 3UY
01424 451722

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