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Landslips

Information about landslips in Derbyshire.


Oker - Will Shoares Lane

Following wet weather in December 2020 the C319 Oker Road (that runs from Darley Bridge to Oker village near Matlock) slipped.

We've visited the site several times and have undertaken a geomorphological study on the site. This showed that the movement may be part of a larger problem on the hillside.

We've now commissioned a ground investigation. This will give us the information we need to develop some engineering options to fix the road.

At the moment we don't have a timescale for fixing the damage because we don't know the full scale of the issues. We should know more later in 2021.

The diversion route is: Oker Road, Snitterton Road, Matlock Spa Road, A6 Derwent Way, A6 Bakewell Road, A6 Dale Road South, Old Road, B5057 Main Road, B5057 Eversleigh Rise, Oker Road.

Beeley - Limetree Wood

The road that runs from Beeley Village to Chesterfield, the C21 Chesterfield road, slipped January 2021 following wet weather. The road is known locally know as Hell Bank Road.

We've commissioned a geomorphological study of the immediate area with a view to undertaking a site based ground investigation once we've the report back.

We'll be able to confirm timescales when the ground investigation and engineering options report have been completed later in the year.

The diversion route is: B6012 Rowsley Road, B6012 Chatsworth Road, A6 Dale Road North, B5057 Chesterfield Road, B5057 Sydnope Hill, Screetham Lane Beeley

Lea Road

We had to close Lea Road, which runs from Cromford to Lea in the Derbyshire Dales, in January 2020 due to a landslip.

On 14 January 2020 the edge of the road started to fall away down the steep banking below and to safeguard the public we had to close the road the following day.

The road kept collapsing and in March 2020 a ground investigation was carried out where a number of boreholes were drilled into the ground.

This showed that the landslip had taken place because the ground was saturated, following a very wet few months.

Specialist contractors Eurovia have now been appointed to carry out the work to stabilise the landslip, shore up the bank and resurface the road. Work started onsite on 18 February 2021. We've decided to double the extent of the work, so now plan to install a piled foundation retaining wall along a length of 70 metres, instead of 35 metres. Because the extent of the work has doubled it will now take around 27 weeks and we'd anticipate the road opening in autumn 2021. We know that many people are affected by the road closure and are sorry for the inconvenience it is causing.

For any queries on the work please contact Eurovia's public liaison officer, Rachel Galley, email rachel.galley@eurovia.co.uk or Andy Yates, email andy.yates@derbyshire.gov.uk