Road closed after landslip sends rubble toppling into Paignton street
A ROAD in Paignton was closed for four days after a landslip caused part of a wall to topple over into the street.
Piles of rubble spilled out on to Oldway Road at the junction with Southfield Road and Higher Polsham Road.
Torbay Council's building control team were called to assess whether the structure was a danger to the public.
When inspectors pronounced it safe the council's highways team were called to clear the debris and open the road to traffic.
The incident happened on Saturday, February 16.
There were traffic delays on Monday and diversions put in place due to safety concerns.
A cordon was put around the scene.
The five feet high section of wall which fell down is part of a higher brick and stone structure holding back earth banking and running alongside much of Oldway Road.
It was once part of the larger Oldway Mansion grounds, but it is not clear who now owns the land.
A spokesman for Torbay Council said the retaining wall belonged to a private property.
The structure was declared safe on Monday, but the road remained closed into Tuesday because the council's highways department needed to contact its owners.