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GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS TO BUILDING REGULATIONS REVIEW

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Grenfell Tower © Shutterstock

12 September 2017 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal


The government has published the call for evidence for the independent review of building regulations and fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire.

 

The review is being led by Dame Judith Hackitt.

 

Its purpose is to make recommendations that will ensure “we have a sufficiently robust regulatory system for the future and to provide further assurance to residents that the complete system is working to ensure the buildings they live in are safe and remain so”.

 

It will examine building and fire safety regulations and related compliance and enforcement. The focus will be on multi-occupancy, high-rise residential buildings.

 

Responses should be submitted by 13 October 2017 to: BuildingRegulationsandFireSafetyReview@communities.gsi.gov.uk

 

The review will report jointly to communities secretary Sajid Javid and home secretary Amber Rudd.

 

An interim report will be submitted in autumn 2017 and a final report submitted in spring 2018.

 

The review will cooperate fully with the public inquiry, and Dame Judith will review her recommendations in the light of the inquiry’s findings.