'If you want your shed, it's on the beach': Nervous homeowners see large chunks of their gardens disappear as latest cliff fall threatens their homes
- Cliff Road in Sidmouth, Devon, has been crumbling into the sea for 20 years and residents feel under threat
- Paul Griew, a resident, lost his shed and a section of his garden earlier today and called for safety measures
- His gardener had been standing on the edge moments before it fell down cliff but he told him to move away
- Many residents now feel trapped as it has become almost impossible to sell their houses on the street
A resident on a cliffside street that is slowly collapsing into the sea today came home to find his garden shed smashed on the rocks below.
Houses on Cliff Road in Sidmouth, Devon, face the constant threat of the crumbling rocks that have slowly been collapsing for the last 20 years.
In the latest incident to hit residents, Paul Griew lost his shed and a section of his garden that collapsed onto east beach below.
Mr Griew said: 'My gardener was standing at the end there at 11.30am and I told him not to. Thank God he left.
'My neighbour called, she was watching it at the time. It has taken years but it seems the heavy rain hasn't been helpful.'
Mr Griew sits on the steering group for the beach management plan and called for safety plans to be moved forward.
'It's just got to happen. We are talking about 2020, which is at least three to four years away now but people are going to lose more over the next four years,' he added.
The fall today is linked to the recent heavy rain fall associated with Storm Doris that swept across the south west last week.
Resident of cliffside street sees shed disappear into sea | Daily Mail Online
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