Council officials warn singer of potential landslip dangers
Kate Bush‘s Devon cliff top home is in danger of falling into the sea, according to reports.
Council officials have warned the singer that she needs to invest in re-enforcements to prevent the five-bed property, which Bush bought in 2005 for £2.5 million, from toppling into the ocean.
In 2013, a landslip caused a section of the coast near Kingsbridge to fall into the sea. According to the Exeter Express And Echo, the home belonging to Bush’s neighbour is now inches away from the 88-foot drop and the singer’s own property is next in line.
“If you live there you can either accept it and let your house fall into the sea, or you can take action to prevent further damage, although that can cost hundreds of thousands,” said Devon County Council’s Steve Gardner.
“You can attach netting to the cliff face, or another option is spraying it with concrete, although these are very expensive and not something the council would pay for.”
Bush installed high-security fencing and spotlights at the 200-year-old property in 2011 after a fan broke in. She had previously installed CCTV cameras but subsequently removed them due to complaints that they provided a view of members of the public visiting the beach in the cove below.
Last weekend (August 31), Bush became the first female artist in UK history to have eight albums in the Top 40 at the same time. She received a huge surge in LP sales in the lead-up to her Before The Dawn residency kicked off at London’s Eventim Hammersmith Apollo.
Bush will perform 22 shows at London’s Eventim Apollo in total, her first gigs since 1979. All tickets for Bush’s shows sold out in just 15 minutes when they went on sale on March 28, 2014.