FIRE SAFETY – London Plan Guidance
A consultation on the Fire Safety London Plan Guidance is now running until 20th June 2022
The Mayor of London introduced the London Plan policy to address fire safety at the planning application stage, instead of the issue being first considered at the Building Control stage. The London Plan policy and Fire Safety LPG have been published in advance of a new national regulatory building safety framework around the design, construction and occupation of multi-occupied, high-rise residential buildings coming into force.
The guidance confirms that planning officers are not experts in fire safety, therefore the onus is on the applicant and the fire safety expert to demonstrate compliance with the London Plan fire safety policies. This draft LPG provides template forms for the applicant to easily provide the required fire safety information and for planning officers to check that information has been provided against each relevant policy criteria.
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