A.P. Dykes & J. Warburton write: Nichol et al. (2007) present an interesting case study of a small shallow landslide that occurred in North Wales in November 2005. They describe the landslide and its local context in sufficient detail to conclude that it was caused by the combination of high rainfall and subsurface hydrological controls. They also conclude that a bio-engineering approach to remediation of the affected slope is necessary to protect the highway and will provide the most appropriate solution given the environmental sensitivity of the site. Although we agree fully with the general conclusions as inferred from...

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