London Assembly response to building safety consultation

The London Assembly Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee submitted the attached letter in response to the Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government’s (MHCLG) building safety consultation. Commenting on the Committee’s response to the consultation, Chair of the Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee, Andrew Dismore AM, said: “The work of MHCLG is extremely important to ensure that an […]

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Letter for publication: permitted development rights

It is interesting to note that Barnet Council has finally adopted an ‘Article 4 direction’ (Times Aug 1st ) to prevent developers converting office buildings (and other commercial  premises) into flats, without having to apply for planning permission, under the Conservative Government’s ‘permitted development rights.’ Whilst this overdue move is welcome, the question has to be asked as to why […]

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