BEACH-WALKERS WORRIED ABOUT NORTHCLIFF WALL COLLAPSE

The section of wall which has collapsed onto the path below Northcliff

The section of wall which has collapsed onto the path below Northcliff

A large section of the huge masonry wall beneath the Northcliff Billiard annexe – the structure set into the cliff face near the Northcliff flats has collapsed onto the public pathway beneath – with more of the wall looking as it if is about to follow suit.

The cliff face and the pathway at this point is the property of Cardiff Harbour Authority and Cardiff Council – who assumed ownership of the area when they took over the assets of the former Cardiff Bay Development Corporation.

This next section of wall looks ready to fall onto the public pathway below

This next section of wall looks ready to fall onto the public pathway below

Further sections of the masonry wall show large cracks and also appear to be about to collapse. Posters on Twitter have drawn attention to the latest failure of the wall. There is no protection for the public at this point as there is elsewhere on the path.

Some of the stonework which has collapsed now lies at the base of the wall

Some of the stonework which has collapsed now lies at the base of the wall

Nearer the Custom House end of the pathway – with large quarry-boulders and fending being erected to protect beach-walkers from any falling trees or rocks  – but in the area where the latest collapse has occurred there is no protection for the public .

The pathway runs from the Marine Buildings ( the derelict Renaissance-style terrace adjacent to the Custom House restaurant complex) but there is no official means of accessing it from the Cardiff Barrage car park . Walkers still  have to negotiate a narrow route at the top of the rock armour of the Outer Harbour – running along the 0utside of the Custom House car-park fencing.

 

 

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5 Responses to BEACH-WALKERS WORRIED ABOUT NORTHCLIFF WALL COLLAPSE

  1. Ivor Bagman says:

    My grandfather told me that
    The owner of Northcliffe employed
    A load of out of work
    Penarth men to build that wall.
    How about paying today’s
    Out-of workers to repair it ?

  2. Penarffiffian says:

    And yet there are plans to build blocks of flats on the Lodge site just above the unstable cliffs. What am I missing here?

    • Ford Prefect says:

      One would think that a large development of expensive flats would include stabilisation of the land on which they were built. So from that aspect, it may be a good thing.

  3. Willy Wonka says:

    So, the Vale, rather than repair this section now, will wait until the lot slides and will then have to find the money for a much bigger job at the expense of some other service.

    You heard it here first.

    • AK says:

      The article clearly says that it is in ownership of Cardiff Council and the Cardiff Harbour Authority, so why would the Vale pay for it ?

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