Repairs to Retaining Wall On Shutta Road

A Message from Cormac:

Following consultation with Cornwall Council’s Heritage and Conservation Offices, and the Planning Authority, we are now able to confirm that repairs to the retaining wall on Shutta Road will recommence on 6th March. Four separate sections will be repaired, and work is expected to finish in mid-August. The attached drawing shows the areas that we’ll be working on.

The first phase is around 10m in length, and in approximately the Centre of Shutta Road. The damaged parapet will be removed, and the wall rebuilt, preserving the finish of the existing structure. Throughout the project, salvaged stone will be used where possible, together with stone sourced from a local quarry. We will also be using a traditional lime mortar, in keeping with conservation and heritage requirements.

The second phase is towards the North end of Shutta Road, where 36m section of parapet walling is to be taken down and rebuilt, followed by approximately 16.5m above the Rivercroft Hotel. The final phase is at the south end, opposite Clifton Ville and Wesley Terrace, where a total of 25m of parapet will be removed and rebuilt. For each section, a scaffold platform will be erected below the wall, up to the level of the road.

To facilitate the repairs and protect those in the vicinity, Shutta Road will be closed to all through-traffic for the duration of the project. Pedestrian access will be maintained, and suitable barrier systems will separate pedestrians from hazards, as each phase of work progresses. Please be supportive by respecting the signage and the safety instructions given. There may be short periods when we are delivering or removing materials, when pedestrian access may not be possible. If you can, please allow a little extra time on your journeys, to avoid being delayed. The team can then finish their task in hand, make safe the area, and see you through. Thank you.

As before, we will be working closely with BIFFA to ensure that refuse and recycling can be removed as usual. If there are to be any exceptions, we will let you know as soon as possible. Once we’re on site, we will provide a mobile number, should affected residents need to reach the site team to arrange large deliveries. We will again have a small utility vehicle on site during working hours and will do our best to accommodate the day-to-day requirements of those affected by the works.

For those properties who have parking spaces that will be directly affected by the works areas, we are currently working with Looe Town Council to arrange alternative spaces in the Harbour Carpark, as we did before. As soon as we hear back, we’ll let you know.

These are essential safety works, but we do understand they will impact the lives of nearby residents and are very grateful to you for your continued support and patience.  Please be assured that we will do all we can to keep disruption to a minimum.

If you have any queries or concerns, or would like to speak to someone about this, please call 0300 1234 222 or email us at .