THE VALE Council had to fell a tree in relationn to the landslide which occurred in Penarth.

Residents were rocked by a landslide near Penarth Esplanade yesterday, March 23.

The council have released a statement describing the landslide as small, but admitted a tree did have to be taken down.

A Vale of Glamorgan Council spokesperson said: “The Council was made aware that a small landslide had left debris on the road along Penarth Esplanade on Thursday morning.

“The road was closed briefly whilst this material was removed and reopened in between loads. During this time, a tree in Windsor Park was also felled as it was at risk of falling down the embankment.

“The work only took a few hours and once completed the road was fully reopened.”

Penarth Pier sees incredible landslide on Cliff Hill 

The landslide occurred at Penarth Pier just at the bottom of Cliff Hill leading to the Esplanade.

Penarth Times: Pickford's Galley & Bar with RoomsPickford's Galley & Bar with Rooms (Image: Pickford's Galley & Bar with Rooms)

A landslide occurred near Penarth yesterday. Picture: Pickford's Galley & Bar with Rooms

Photos show a digger and lorry at work moving a large section of earth which had slid off the hillside and onto part of the road.

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The landslide happened next to Penarth Pier. Picture: Pickford's Galley & Bar with Rooms

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The diggers were out clearing up the mess. Picture: Phil Whitfield

We have no reports of anyone having been injured.

Vale Council has been contacted for further information on the incident.

Penarth Pier information

Penarth Pier is owned by Vale of Glamorgan Council. It opened in 1905. The Pavilion is open seven days 10am to 5pm.