Disgrace at lack of progress on Building Safety by Labour Government

After another fire at a property in Victoria Wharf in Cardiff Bay, the Shadow Minister for Housing, Janet Finch-Saunders MS, has expressed her disgust that over five years on from the Grenfell tragedy, residents have been left living in fear in Wales.

She said:

“It is a total disgrace that the Labour Government have failed to make any substantive headway in securing remedial works from residential developers, whose buildings may have concerning fire and build defects.

“People across Wales are being left frightened and concerned for the safety of their property, themselves and their families.

“Earlier this year the UK Conservative Government introduced a New Building Safety Act, which marked a major step forward in protecting leaseholders.

“Meanwhile, all Labour can do is claim to be talking to developers, and pursuing provision of advice and surveys . This is not good enough when reports are being made of fires on Welsh towers.”

She added

“The Welsh Cladiators is a group that has for years been pushing for the Welsh Government to take this issue seriously and take positive action. Following an upcoming meeting I intend to raise even more concerns at every possible opportunity because it is truly shameful that five years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy the Labour Government is still asleep at the wheel.

“If the UK Government can take steps to protect leaseholders and tenants across England then why can’t the Welsh Government do the same here?

“Labour need to get a grip of the situation and take steps to see these remedial works completed now”.


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