Unsafe cladding on buildings between 11-18m high

Housing Minister Michael Gove has written to developers and given a deadline of early March to agree on a fully funded plan of action, including remediating unsafe cladding on 11-18 metre buildings, currently estimated to be £4 billion. He warns he will take all steps necessary to make this happen, including restricting access to government funding and future procurements, the use of planning powers and the pursuit of companies through the courts. He adds that if industry fails to take responsibility, the government will if necessary impose a solution in law.

Read the letter to industry here and the press release here.