Grenfell: Building reform consultation fails to ensure strong voice from residents.

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In another bizarre and ironic twist post-Grenfell, the MHCLG has issued a consultation on the proposed regulatory reform based on the Hackitt review. It calls for a stronger resident voice but fails to ensure this through the consultation process.

The MHCLG (Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government) has announced a consultation on its plans for the implementations of the Hackitt Review of Building Regulations. There are 5 broad areas covered by the proposals.

  • the scope of the new regime
  • the concept of dutyholders 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

Martin Stanley, former Senior Civil Servant and editor of ‘Understanding Government’ argues that the the MHCLG consultation fails to listen to residents in this blog: Fire Safety: Still no one Listens, This is especially ironic as providing a stronger voice for residents is a key proposal.

Please click on the text to link to the blog.

Link to Martin Stanley blog on MHCLG consultation and failure to ensure strong resident voice.

Thanks to Martin for agreeing to the cross-post. I would recommend viewing his Grenfell webpage. You can follow Martin on twitter and LinkedIn.

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