Published: 09:00, 22 July 2014 |
Updated: 09:30, 22 July 2014
A collapsed chalk cliff is to be secured with about £650,000 of funding from Dartford council.
Earlier this year, the cliff collapsed sending chalk into people’s gardens, car parks and a children’s playground in Eagles Road.
The rubble, about 30 tons of chalk, was removed and the car park in Quay Lane was sealed off as work was undertaken.
A further £200,000 is to be spent after a Dene hole - chalk caves underground - opened up in a garden in Howard Road in November.
At about four metres deep, investigations revealed further problems with the stability of the ground and a large void that stretched out below three houses in the street.
People were evacuated from the houses over fears of further collapses and a consultant was brought in to assess what needed to be done.
A report before Dartford council, which is expected to sign off the cash on Monday, July 28, states: “The significant amount of remedial work needed essentially involves the construction of an underground retaining structure with the estimated 300 cubic metres void infillled with a suitable material that will not cause further issues or subsidence underground and allow the three properties affected to be re-let.”
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