The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Trust have issued a statement in relation to the new section of volunteer-rebuilt road on Undercliff Drive.
The County Press reported on Monday that the Trust were considering legal action because of a small intrusion of the new road on SSSI land.
Trust: “No plans for further action”
The Trust has confirmed to OnTheWight today they “have no plans for further action”.
Their full reply was:
“The Wildlife Trust is fully sympathetic to the impact that the landslide has had on our neighbours.
“Sometime in mid-October a replacement road has been built, reputedly by local residents frustrated at the slow progress of the local authority and their contractors in repairing the road.
“It appears that the alignment of the replacement road has encroached upon part of the Wildlife Trust’s St Lawrence Woods Nature Reserve. This is a freehold property of the Wildlife Trust. As well as managing the site for wildlife we have responsibilities for people who are on our property.
“The Wildlife Trust has erected signs advising people of the safety risks involved.
the impact that the landslide has had on our neighbours.”