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Oker Road – progress on landslip

Update from Derbyshire County Council:

“We started work earlier this month to repair the Oker landslip as part of a 15 week repair programme.

Following very heavy rainfall, the clay rich, soil bank holding up the Oker Road moved, damaging the road and forcing us to close it for public safety.

Our repairs involve laying a new 350 metre underground drainage system in the field below to carry future rainwater away from the landslip site.

Once the drainage system has been installed, landscaped and seeded, our work will shift to the earth bank supporting the road. Clean, stone aggregate and a special 500 centimetre thick drainage blanket will work together to help the groundwater and rainwater filter through the site more quickly at times of heavy rainfall, reducing the risk of a further landslip.”