Chance to speak out for Undercliff residents

By David Newble

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

 

Chance to speak out for Undercliff residents

Undercliff Drive following this year's landslips. Picture by Robin Crossley.

RESIDENTS and business owners along Undercliff Drive are to be canvassed over their views on the future of the stricken road at a public consultation today (Wednesday).

The meeting has been organised by Undercliff Drive resident Gemma Read and aims to gather concerns from residents along the length of the road and businesses following the landslips during the winter, which caused nine properties to be evacuated.

The meeting, at Ventnor Botanic Garden, will also ask the community what action they think the Isle of Wight Council and Island Roads should take over the future of the road.

As previously reported, allegations winter’s storms were not the only cause of the landslip at Undercliff Drive are to be investigated by Island Roads parent company, Eurovia.

Some residents along Undercliff Drive believe roadworks undertaken by the PFI contractor were to blame for the huge landslip, an assertion strenuously denied by Island Roads.

The meeting takes place between 11am and 7pm.

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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