Durham County Council has issued the following update about restoration work in Pelaw Wood.
Following thorough analysis of the second landslip, a design to stabilise the ground has been completed. Additional soil nailing works were also required to stabilise the steepest parts of the bankside. A mesh will be installed at the surface and vegetation allowed to grow through. Work continues to stabilise the slope using stone and ‘geoweb’ retaining walls, which we have used to keep as much of the existing material in place as possible.
Some trees have had to be removed in consultation with our tree officer where access to carry out the works was not possible. As many of the existing trees have been retained as possible.
Soil nailing works will take around 5 weeks to complete, however there will be further work to stabilise the ground which will take until early 2017 to complete.
We are hoping to reopen the footpath in February 2017.
For regular update and more information on the scheme please visit www.durham.gov.uk/pelawwoodlandslip