LANDSLIDE INVESTIGATION AND MANAGEMENT IN GREAT BRITAIN: A GUIDE FOR PLANNERS AND DEVELOPERS

The book is based on several reports, part of a review of landsliding in Great Britain. It is largely a non-technical production for planners and developers. The nature and scope of the three levels of investigation are considered. These are: general assessment, site reconnaissance and detailed assessment. A range of landslide management approaches are described. These include the acceptance of the risk, avoiding vulnerable areas, reducing the likelihood of potentially damaging events and protecting against potentially damaging events. Although several examples are given, landslides are considered at a broad strategic level rather than a site specific level, so that traditional engineering solutions can be viewed as just one of a range of strategies that can be adopted. The role of planning systems in landslide management is outlined and the information needs of planners and developers are discussed.

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1996

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 120 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-11-753180-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM