The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) recently published a consultation on Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system in response to the Hackitt Review. The consultation closes on 31st July 2019 and covers several proposals. These have been taken from the MHCLG website:
- the scope of the new regime
- the concept of duty holders who have clear responsibilities throughout a building’s design, construction and occupation
- giving residents a stronger voice in the system and ensuring their concerns are never ignored
- plans for a new building safety regulator to provide oversight of the new building safety regulatory regime
- strengthened enforcement and sanctions to deter non-compliance with the new regime
The independent review led by Dame Judith Hackitt, discovered that there are issues with the way some high-rise residential buildings are built, managed and looked after.
The MHCLG have developed a set of policy proposals to address these issues found in the Hackitt review which aims to improve the fire and structural safety of high-rise residential buildings. The MHCLG is requesting feedback from as many people as possible to help deliver a new system.
You can read more about the consultation here> Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system