Fire Prevention in London Plan

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2937
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How will your London Plan respond to the Grenfell Tower fire?

Answer

Answer for Fire Prevention in London Plan

Answer for Fire Prevention in London Plan

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My team are currently exploring the role the planning system can play in improving safety. I am aiming to include policy in the new London Plan which seeks to ensure developments are designed to minimise potential risks from fire and other hazards. I am also investigating the potential to introduce policy into the London Plan which ensures that developments are designed to incorporate appropriate safe emergency evacuation for all building users, including disabled people, for example via the use of fire evacuation lifts.