Drone footage shows road left 'looking like an earthquake zone' after being destroyed by landslip during storm

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The 100 metre stretch was so badly damaged part of the road is still moving one year later

Drone footage shows the devastation caused to a road that was left so badly damaged by a landslip it's still moving one year on. After the landslip on the B4069 in Wiltshire, skaters flocked to the site, using the 45-degree angle road surface as ramps to perform flips and jumps. The road has been closed off to vehicles due to the extent of the damage - but it could soon be repaired 12 months on.

The B4069 damaged by a landslip.The B4069 damaged by a landslip.
The B4069 damaged by a landslip. | SWNS

Road couldn't be repaired until the ground stopped moving

Wiltshire Council has now received a planning application, meaning if it's approved, work to restore it could start imminently.

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Cllr Caroline Thomas previously said the work could not be carried out until the road stops moving, describing it as a "major undertaking of significant scale". If the application is approved, work could take up to eight months.

The local pub, The Cross Keys in Bradenstoke, has also reportedly lost more than £80,000 in trade since the road was shut.

Lyneham councillor Alison Bucknall said: "It's important we get it right, and we want this to be fixed once.

The B4069 near Lyneham in Wiltshire.The B4069 near Lyneham in Wiltshire.
The B4069 near Lyneham in Wiltshire. | SWNS

"The plan is quite extensive and a huge amount of drainage work is planned in order to futureproof it. In fields either side, a herringbone of drainage will take water away. The replacement part of the road will be built on pillars, which is quite a major engineering project."

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