Dealing with the upland landslides in the Sperrins which occurred in August 2017

Date published: 26 February 2018

A meeting was held on Thursday 22nd February in Cranagh Hall, Glenelly, for hill farmers with land that was directly damaged by the landslides in the Sperrins in August 2017.

Some of a number of landslides which occurred in the Sperrins in August 2017.

At the meeting Dr Alan Dykes, a specialist in upland landslides from Kingston University, outlined his findings on the causes of the landslides, the likelihood of further landslides and the management of the affected hillsides going forward.

Guidelines on Compliance, Area Payments and Force Majeure for 2018 were also given.

A bulletin summarising this information was available at the meeting and can be accessed here:

Extreme Flooding Event 22/23 August 2017 - Technical Bulletins​

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