The landslip at Compton. Picture by LINDSAY TAYLOR
DESPITE April being the second wettest since records began, the Isle of Wight Council said the general risk of landslides remained at the lowest level.
'Hot-spots' were always prone to landslip through the geology of areas predominantly to the south and west of the Island, but the authority said the risk had not greatly increased.
Principal coastal engineer Peter Marsden said: "Although April was very wet, the preceding months were very dry, which means the landslip risk remains at the lowest level."
But one area which is prone to periodic landslip, suffered again recently.
Hundreds of tons of grazing land slipped away at Compton where the farmer was forced to move his electric fence further inland to allow walkers to continue to use the section of coastal path.
The area has been subject to repeated slips in recent years.