Since our article, Grenfell Tower- taking action, The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order 2020 has been made. Coming into force on 30th of December 2020, it requires that an applicant seeking prior approval of a development of an existing building of 18 meters or more, must provide a report from a chartered engineer (or other relevant professional) confirming that the external wall structure adequately resists the spread of fire over the walls and from building to building.
This is welcome news for occupants of high-rise buildings.
Over Christmas our Bristol office is moving to 250 Aztec West, Park Avenue, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4TR. We look forward to welcoming you to our new office when possible.