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