Decision details

Building Safety Strategy 2022/23 - 2025/26

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet:


1                        Approves the Hillingdon Building Safety Strategy 2022/23 to 2025/26 in Appendix A and delegates authority to the Cabinet Member for Property, Highways and Transport, in consultation with the Corporate Director of Place, to update the Strategy if changes in future legislation, regulations and guidance require this.


2                        Agrees that the Corporate Director of Place will approve and update as required operational Action Plans to deliver the Strategy’s aims, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Property, Highways & Transport.


Reasons for decision


Cabinet agreed a new Building Safety Strategy which set out Hillingdon Council's approach to preparing for and implementing the new nationwide building safety regime


The Cabinet Member for Property, Highways & Transport noted that following the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in 2017, the new Building Safety Act had come into force along with widescale reform to improve building and fire safety. It was welcomed that Hillingdon Council had made significant progress since the tragedy on new fire safety precautions, doors and sprinkler systems to ensure that residents felt safe in their homes.


Alternative options considered and rejected


None, as the Council was required to set out its plans for implementing the new building safety regime.


Relevant Select Committee

Property, Highways & Transport

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

5pm, Friday 24 June 2022

Officer(s) to action

Gary Penticost


Place Directorate




The report and any background papers relating to this decision by the Cabinet are available to view on the Council's website or by visiting the Civic Centre, Uxbridge.



Publication date: 17/06/2022

Date of decision: 16/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 16/06/2022 - CABINET

Effective from: 25/06/2022

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