Lord Kerslake’s Review of GLA Housing Delivery (5)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 24th May 2022.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

How will fire safety standards be taken into consideration in any direct housing development by City Hall? Will you commit to City Hall setting a new gold standard for fire safety in the homes it delivers in future?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Fire safety is a top priority for me. It is clear responsibility to ensure homes are safe lies within the national Building Regulations but I will continue to use my London Plan to push for consideration of fire safety at the earliest design stage. Any homes built by the City Hall developer will follow the example of homes commissioned through London Development Panel 2 which requires all new homes on GLA land delivered via the panel to meet higher standards of fire safety than the Building Regulations.