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Part 2 – Earthworks and Land Stability

2.3    Scope

This part of the Manual sets out the requirements for the design of earthworks or preparation for foundations, or both, including:

  • The excavation and filling of land to form new contours.
  • The assessment and protection of slope stability.
  • The suitability of both natural and filled ground for the founding of roads, buildings, services and other works.

Because of the wide range of soil types, physical conditions and environmental factors applying in different areas of the district, it is not possible to lay down precise requirements which will be applicable in all cases.