Date for Exploratory Slit Trench Excavation

The exploratory slit trench, approved by SMDC Planning Consultant, Teresa Critchlow, is to take place on Monday 22 June 2015 commencing at 8.30am. The trench will allow the SCC Highways engineer to examine the buried pinfold retaining wall and decide what, if any, additional support is necessary to the Black Lane carriageway.

Black Lane will remain open for public use and there will not be traffic lights on the main road for this relatively minor excavation.   The trench will be filled in once the engineer has carried out his examination.

The results of the examination will be a pivotal point in deciding whether or not full restoration of the pinfold is achievable within the available budget constraints.