THE next phase of works to stabilise ground in a Saltcoats street that collapsed due to "unrecorded coal minings" is set to begin next week.

An update has been provided on the drilling and grouting phase of the remedial works following damage to properties in Sharphill Road, from numbers 45 to 59, caused by the ground subsidence in September 2021.

Eight homes were demolished after being left in a "dangerous state of repair" following the incident, which saw 10 residents evacuated to safety in the early hours when the block of flats began to subside.

The street re-opened in December as it was confirmed additional work in the area would continue into 2022.

According to the Coal Authority, works to stabilise the affected ground subsidence area will begin on Monday, June 27 and are scheduled to take eight weeks to complete.

The government agency said: "The works will consist of drilling a rectangular area of boreholes which will be filled with cementitious grout material.

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"We appreciate that these works will produce disruption and noise. We will make sure that this is kept to a minimum and we will only work between 8am until 6pm, Monday-Friday.

"There will be no working at the weekend or in the evenings."

A section of the road - from number 27 to 71 - will be closed during the works and temporary traffic diversions will be put in place.

The Coal Authority added: "We are grateful for your support and patience during our works.

"Please contact us if there is anything you wish to discuss. The reference for this project is P-041100."

A ground investigation carried out by the Coal Authority concluded the government agency had to take full responsibility for the subsidence after "unrecorded coal minings" were deemed to be at fault.

The affected residents were entitled to receive the full cost price of their home. Those affected were also able to claim any expenses for disruption and damages accrued.

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