Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Muir concerned Holywood Park in danger due to landslide

Landslide at Glen Lyon Park
I am concerned Holywood’s Glen Lyon Park could be destroyed due to a further landslide after recent movements have left an embankment in a perilous state.
After being contacted by the Greenspaces Group and visiting the park in person I am very concerned that recent and on-going earth movements have already caused one landslide with another likely if action isn’t taken soon.

Initial contact with Council officers indicates that responsibility for rectifying problem rests with a private land owner. Whilst liaison is on-going to secure the unstable embankment I am concerned that until a solution is in place the scenic park could be destroyed with contents of nearby homes and the busy Church Road tumbling down into the tranquil Twisel Burn River.

I look forward to receiving further updates on efforts to resolve this problem before less favorable weather conditions arrive further increasing the risk of another more disastrous landslide.

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