Agenda item

Tall Buildings and Fire Safety

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Janette Roker; [email protected]; 020 7983 6562

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the action taken under delegated authority by the Chair, in consultation with Group party Leads, to agree the areas for consideration as set out in paragraph 4.1 of the report;

 

(b)  Note the report as background to the discussion on tall buildings and fire safety with invited guests and notes the subsequent discussion; and

 

(c)  Delegate authority to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree any output from the meeting.

 

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions to invited guests on tall buildings and fire safety.

 

6.2  The Chair welcomed the following guests to the meeting: 

·  Martin Boyd, Chair, Leasehold Knowledge Partnership;

·  Martin Conlon, Chair, Building Control Professional Group – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors;

·  Nick Coombe, Strategic Technical Adviser, London Fire Brigade (LFB);

·  Dan Daly, Assistant Commissioner, LFB;

·  Pat Hayes, Managing Director, BeFirst Regeneration;

·  Charlie Pugsley, Deputy Assistant Commissioner – Fire Safety Specialist Teams, LFB; and

·  Pat Turnbull, Regional Delegate, London Tenants Federation.

 

6.3  A transcript of the discussion is attached at Appendix 1.

 

6.4  During the course of the discussion, the Regional Delegate, London Tenants Federation, undertook to report back from the London Tenants Federation’s meeting on the Government consultation on reforms of regulation to high-rise residential dwellings.

 

6.5  At the conclusion of the discussion, the Chair thanked the guests for their attendance and contributions to the meeting.

 

6.6  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the action taken under delegated authority by the Chair, in consultation with Group party Leads, to agree areas for consideration as set out in paragraph 4.1 of the report, be noted;

 

(b)  That the report and the discussion with invited guests be noted; and

 

(c)  That the Committee delegate authority to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members to agree any output from the meeting.

 

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