Grenfell and the Planning System (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/3962
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The government has also committed to establishing a "Joint Regulators’ Group" to bring existing health and safety regulatory bodies together "to work with developers and building owners, as well as seeking input from residents and tenants, to develop and test new approaches that may later feature in legislation". Should the London Fire Brigade be involved in such a Group? Please give your reasons.

Answer

Grenfell and the Planning System (2)

Grenfell and the Planning System (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. London Fire Brigade has significant experience and expertise in the fire safety aspect of this work and they would welcome the opportunity to influence the future safety of the built environment. However, careful consideration will need to be given to the scope of such work, including consideration of guidance and best practice. Consideration should also be given to the potential impact on LFB resources.