Shropshire

Ironbridge Gorge landslide warning packs sent out

Ironbridge Gorge - generic image
Image caption The authority has been updating information it sent to residents in 2005 and 2007

Residents in part of Shropshire are being sent information telling them what to do in the event of landslides in the area.

Since 2001 Telford & Wrekin Council has spent more than £16m on tackling land instability in the Ironbridge Gorge.

The authority was issuing a pack to 1,900 homes and businesses advising them what to look out for and what to do in the event of an incident.

It was being sent to all homes within the World Heritage Site.

Reports of ground movement have been recorded over the past 200 years, but "extensive engineering work by the council and partners has been carried out to lessen the impact of this".

The authority has been updating information it sent to residents in 2005 and 2007.

The pack explains how the council is working closely with other local authorities, the emergency services and the Environment Agency and has a plan in place "in the unlikely event of major landslides and flooding in the Gorge".

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