Rock armour won’t stop the landslips

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No amount of rock armour is going to stop landslips caused by water infiltration from above, as happened at Holbeck Hall Hotel and Aberfan.

Your simulation photo in this week’s Scarborough News, amply shows the unstable nature of the ground upon which the properties on the Esplanade are built.

PS An old aerial photo in the Scarborough News clearly shows that a protective sea-wall existed below the Holbeck Hall Hotel, many years pre-collapse, of the land above the shore.

R Rayner

Main Street

East Ayton