Shelter’s response to the government’s Hackitt review on fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire
Shelter’s response to the government’s Hackitt review on fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire.
Polly Neate, CEO of Shelter, said: “Unfortunately the Hackitt Review has ducked a huge challenge by failing to ban combustible cladding outright.
“We are deeply concerned that of the 189 social housing blocks with Grenfell-style cladding less than 4% have had their cladding entirely replaced, leaving thousands of people anxious, uncertain and unable to sleep soundly at night.
“While the government has shown leadership this week in announcing it will pay to replace unsafe cladding, it must acknowledge this is not just a money issue – it’s also a safety issue. They must now go further by ensuring no high rises can be built or refitted with unsafe cladding ever again.”
Source of information Shelter