Flashcards in Geography- case study- CZ- cliff collapse- Holbeck Hall, Scarborough Deck (4)
What two things caused the rotational slip which lead to a section of the cliff slumping into the sea?
Rain seeping into the cliffs, adding additional weight, and making the cliff slippery and unstable.
Waves undercutting the base of the cliff
How did Scarborough District Council handle this?
They have since stable shed the cliff and funded extensive cliff defences.
What are the impacts of cliff collapse?
Homeowners may lose there homes, house values will fall and insurance may be impossible to get.
Rapid cliff collapse are dangerous for people on the cliff top and beach
Roads and infrastructure are destroyed
Erosion makes the area unattractive