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Freedom of Information Request

High Rise Buildings Cladding

Received: 5 November 2019

Information requested:

Please note this request relates to all residential buildings within the local authority area. The fact that the local authority does not own housing stock is therefore not a relevant reason to refuse to respond or to provide a nil response. I am also not asking for individual buildings to be identified, therefore an exemption on public safety grounds would not stand. This line of argument has been tested on appeal in previous requests.

On July 18, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government wrote to all local authorities in England requiring them to begin gathering data about tower blocks in their area (residential buildings above 18m) and the materials used in the external wall. The letter is published here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/817811/Letter_to_Local_Authorities_18_July.pdf

With this in mind, please provide the following information:

1. The number of high rise buildings so far identified in your local authority area (please indicate whether this is a final number, or if the data is still being gathered)
2. The number of the buildings from (1) where the materials used in the external wall cannot be, or has not yet been, identified
3. The number of the buildings from (1) where aluminium composite material (ACM) has been identified on the building (whether as part of a cladding system or otherwise)
4. The number of the buildings from (1) where high pressure laminate material has been identified on the building (whether as part of a cladding system or otherwise)
5. The number of the buildings from (1) where timber cladding has been identified on the building (whether as part of a cladding system or otherwise)
6. The number of the buildings from (1) where combustible insulation, including but not limited to polystyrene, polyisocyanurate and phenolic foam has been identified on the building (whether as part of a cladding system or otherwise)

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some exempt) - application/pdf - Download

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