CALL FOR ALL TALL BUILDINGS TO BE CHECKED AFTER GRENFELL TOWER FIRE

Additional checks to all tall buildings within the London Borough of Lewisham are called for including those new developments in Lewisham Town Centre

Following the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower, Lewisham’s Lead Scrutiny Councillor Alan Hall has formally written to the Chief Executive of Lewisham Council requesting that all tower blocks in the borough be investigated for safety.

He has also pointed out that there should be additional checks to every tall building including private residential and those under construction or part of a regeneration scheme.

As the Chair of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Councillor Alan Hall has requested that all investigations be reported to his committee.

Councillor  Alan Hall said: “Although Government guidance has been received about council, registered social landlords and private landlords of tower blocks, I think it is vital to see this through and ensure that it is followed to the letter.

“The disaster at Grenfell Tower was preceded by lots of government guidance and recommendations and we all know how that turned out in the end. I would also like to see non-residential towers investigated too.”

 

Read Councillor Alan Hall’s letter to Barry Quirk here: Barry Quirk formal letter Lewisham Tall Buildings Grenfell Tower 22.06.2017 pdf

Read Barry Quirk’s reply to Councillor Alan Hall here: Barry Quirk to Cllr Hall re Glenfell Tower (1)

The Full Overview & Scrutiny Committee is due to meet on Tuesday, 11th July in the Civic Suite, Lewisham Town Hall at 7.30pm.

 

 

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