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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a public consultation on draft guidance that puts fire safety at the centre of the planning process for new developments.
Sadiq Khan’s London Plan sets out guidance for development and building across London, with Khan stating that existing building regulations are ‘not fit for purpose’ and the progress of reform is too slow.
The London Plan Guidance (LPG) relating to fire safety sets out how applicants seeking planning permission should demonstrate compliance with London Plan Policies that relate to fire safety (known as D12 and D5 (B5)). The aim is to ensure that fire safety is considered at the earliest design stage of a development and addressed in planning application.
The fire safety LPG considers developments that include a new residential or commercial unit, a new lift, or alterations to external walls or communal areas that form part of an evacuation strategy.
The draft Fire Safety London Plan Guidance will be up for consultation from 11th February 2022 until 20th June 2022.
Mayor of London launches new fire safety planning guidance proposal