Meetings

Inquiry into fire safety in high-rise buildings

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Meeting: 18/03/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Consideration of the Committee's consultation response to the Welsh Government white paper - Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation

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Minutes:

5.1. The Committee discussed the response to the Welsh Government white paper Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation.


Meeting: 18/03/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (Welsh Government white paper - Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation)

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Minutes:

2.2.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (Welsh Government white paper - Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation).


Meeting: 11/03/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Written submission from the CICAIR to the inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (Welsh Government white paper - Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation)

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Minutes:

4.4.a The Committee noted the written submission from the CICAIR to the inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (Welsh Government white paper - Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation).


Meeting: 04/03/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (Welsh Government white paper - Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation): consideration of the key issues

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Minutes:

2.1. The Committee considered the key issues to inform its response to the Welsh Government white paper - Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation.


Meeting: 04/03/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 1)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (Welsh Government white paper - Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation): informal focus groups

Minutes:

1.1.      The Committee undertook informal focus groups to inform its work and agreed to write to the Welsh Government on a number of matters raised.


Meeting: 25/02/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (Welsh Government white paper - Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation): discussion of the evidence received

Minutes:

7.1. The Committee discussed the evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4.


Meeting: 25/02/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (Welsh Government white paper - Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation): evidence session 3

Jason Clarke, Head of Risk Management, Warwick Estates

Nigel Glen, Chief Exectuive Officer, ARMA

Mark Snelling, Health, Safety and Fire Advisor, ARMA

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1. The Committee received evidence from:

·         Jason Clarke, Head of Risk Management, Warwick Estates

·         Nigel Glen, Chief Exectuive Officer, ARMA

·         Mark Snelling, Health, Safety and Fire Advisor, ARMA


Meeting: 25/02/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (Welsh Government white paper - Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation): evidence session 2

Paul Edwards, Senior Regional Director, NHBC

Peter Richards, Chair, Local Authority Building Control Cymru

Andrew Thomas, Senior Building Control officer, Fire Safety working Group,

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1. The Committee received evidence from

·         Paul Edwards, Senior Regional Director, NHBC

·         Peter Richards, Chair, Local Authority Building Control Cymru

·         Andrew Thomas, Senior Building Control officer, Fire Safety working Group, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

 


Meeting: 25/02/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (Welsh Government white paper - Safer Buildings in Wales: A Consultation): evidence session 1

Owen Jayne, Group Manager, Head of Business Fire Safety, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Siôn Slaymaker, Group Manager, Head of Business Fire Safety, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Bob Mason, Head of Business Fire Safety, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1. The Committee received evidence from

·         Owen Jayne, Group Manager, Head of Business Fire Safety, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

·         Siôn Slaymaker, Group Manager, Head of Business Fire Safety, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

·         Bob Mason, Head of Business Fire Safety, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service


Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to fire safety in high rise buildings

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Minutes:

3.2.a. The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to fire safety in high rise buildings.


Meeting: 02/06/2020 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

8 Fire Safety Bill: Legislative Consent Motion

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Minutes:

8.1 The Committee discussed the Fire Safety Bill Legislative Consent Motion.


Meeting: 23/01/2020 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Correspondence from the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding fire safety in high-rise buildings - 13 January 2020

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Minutes:

6.6a The Committee noted correspondence from the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding fire safety in high-rise buildings.


Meeting: 09/01/2020 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Correspondence to the Minister for Housing and Local Government requesting additional information on fire safety following the meeting on 5 December - 20 December 2019

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Minutes:

4.6a The Committee noted the correspondence to the Minister for Housing and Local Government requesting additional information on fire safety following the meeting on 5 December.


Meeting: 11/12/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Correspondence from the Celestia Action Group regarding fire safety issues in the Celestia development - 5 December 2019

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Minutes:

6.4a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Celestia Action Group regarding fire safety issues in the Celestia development.


Meeting: 05/12/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Fire safety in high-rise buildings follow up - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 4.


Meeting: 05/12/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Fire safety in high-rise buildings follow up - Ministerial scrutiny session

Julie James AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government

Clare Severn, Head of the Building Safety Programme

Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations Policy

Steve Bryant, Assistant Fire and Rescue Advisor

Steve Pomeroy, Head of Fire & Rescue Services Branch

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Julie James AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government

·         Clare Severn, Head of the Building Safety Programme

·         Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations Policy

·         Steve Bryant, Assistant Fire and Rescue Advisor

·         Steve Pomeroy, Head of Fire & Rescue Services Branch

 

4.2        During the meeting, the Minister:

·         Offered for the Deputy Minister to update the Committee about the discussions had with Chief Fire Officers regarding the actions to be taken in Wales following the publication of the Phase 1 Grenfell Tower Inquiry report.

·         Agreed to provide a breakdown of the Welsh Government’s position on each of the  recommendations made in the Phase 1 Grenfell Tower Inquiry report as they relate to Wales. 

·         Agreed to share with the Committee the correspondence sent by the Minister for Education to higher education institutions in Wales stating their obligations around fire safety and the collation of accurate data.

·         Offered to provide the Committee with a technical briefing on fire safety issues.

·         Agreed to share with the Committee documentation sent out to managing agents demonstrating how the Government disseminates information with stakeholders.

 


Meeting: 21/11/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Fire safety in high-rise buildings follow up - Ministerial scrutiny session

Julie James AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government

Clare Severn, Head of the Building Safety Programme

Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations Policy

Steve Bryant, Assistant Fire and Rescue Advisor

Steve Pomeroy, Head of Fire & Rescue Services Branch

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 Apologies were received from Julie James, the Minister for Housing and Local Government.

4.2 This session was postponed and re-arranged for Thursday 5 December.

 


Meeting: 07/11/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Correspondence from Andrew RT Davies regarding the Celestia Development in Cardiff Bay - 22 October 2019

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Minutes:

3.1a The Committee noted the correspondence from Andrew RT Davies regarding the Celestia Development in Cardiff Bay.


Meeting: 07/11/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Correspondence to the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding the Celestia Development in Cardiff Bay - 25 October 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2a The Committee noted the correspondence to the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding the Celestia Development in Cardiff Bay.


Meeting: 17/10/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Correspondence to the Chair in relation to the Inquiry into fire safety in high-rise buildings

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Minutes:

5.3a The Committee noted the correspondence to the Chair in relation to the inquiry into fire safety in high-rise buildings.


Meeting: 19/09/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Correspondence from the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding fire safety in high-rise buildings: follow up response - 6 August 2019

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Minutes:

2.7a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding fire safety in high-rise buildings: follow up response - 6 August 2019


Meeting: 11/07/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Correspondence to the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding fire safety in high rise buildings - 4 July 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2a The Committee noted the correspondence to the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding fire safety in high rise buildings.


Meeting: 23/01/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into fire safety in high-rise buildings: Welsh Government response to the Committee's report

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Minutes:

6.1a The Committee noted the Welsh Government response to the Committee's report.


Meeting: 15/11/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales.


Meeting: 07/11/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): consideration of the draft report

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Minutes:

7.1. The Committee discussed and agreed the draft report, subject to changes.


Meeting: 25/10/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): evidence session 6

Tom Jones, Senior Project Manager, Viridis Real Estate

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Minutes:

3.1.      The Committee received evidence from Tom Jones, Senior Project Manager, Viridis Real Estate.


Meeting: 25/10/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales.


Meeting: 25/10/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): consideration of the evidence received under item 3

Minutes:

7.1. The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 3.


Meeting: 11/10/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): discussion of the evidence received

Minutes:

6.1. The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 6 and agreed to draft a short report on its conclusions.  


Meeting: 11/10/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): evidence session 5

  • Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration
  • Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Education and Public Services Group, Welsh Government
  • Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations, Building Regulations, Planning Directorate, Welsh Government
  • Andy Fry OBE, Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor and Inspector for Wales, Fire Services Branch, Education and Public Services Group, Welsh Government
  • Huw Maguire, Senior Policy Manager, Housing Policy, Education and Public Services Group, Welsh Government

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1. The Committee received evidence from:

·       Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration

·       Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Education and Public Services Group, Welsh Government

·       Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations, Building Regulations, Planning Directorate, Welsh Government

·       Andy Fry OBE, Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor and Inspector for Wales, Fire Services Branch, Education and Public Services Group, Welsh Government

·       Huw Maguire, Senior Policy Manager, Housing Policy, Education and Public Services Group, Welsh Government

 

3.2. During the session the Minister for Housing and Regeneration agreed to provide a note on the Welsh Government’s reasoning behind the conclusion that front doors of flats are regarded as part of the common parts of the building, for the purposes of the Fire Safety Order. 

 


Meeting: 27/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): discussion of the evidence received under items 2, 3, 4 and 5

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under items 2, 3, 4 and 5.


Meeting: 27/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): evidence session 4

Jim McKirdle, Housing Policy Officer, Welsh Local Government Association

Graham Bond, Acting Building Control Manager, Planning, Transport and Environment, Cardiff Council

Dave Holland, Head of Shared Regulatory Services, Shared Regulatory Services, Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

 

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Jim McKirdle, Housing Policy Officer, Welsh Local Government Association

·         Graham Bond, Acting Building Control Manager, Planning, Transport and Environment, Cardiff Council

·         Dave Holland, Head of Shared Regulatory Services, Shared Regulatory Services, Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

 

5.2 During the evidence session the WLGA agreed to provide more information on how resourcing of local authority regulatory functions has changed over the last 20 years.

 


Meeting: 27/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): evidence session 3

Cassandra Zanelli, honorary consultant to the Federation of Private Residents Association

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       Cassandra Zanelli, honorary consultant to the Federation of Private Residents Association


Meeting: 27/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): evidence session 2

Nigel Glen, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Residential Managing Agents

Jason Clarke, Head of Risk Management, Warwick Estates

Rachel Dobson, Head of Health and Safety, Mainstay Group Limited

Julie Griffiths, Property Manager for managed properties in Wales, Mainstay Group Limited

David Clark, Chairman, Mainstay Group Limited

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Nigel Glen, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Residential Managing Agents

·         Jason Clarke, Head of Risk Management, Warwick Estates

·         Rachel Dobson, Head of Health and Safety, Mainstay Group Limited

·         Julie Griffiths, Property Manager for managed properties in Wales, Mainstay Group Limited

·         David Clark, Chairman, Mainstay Group Limited


Meeting: 27/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): evidence session 1

David Hancock, Group Manager, Head of Business Fire Safety, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Kevin Roberts, Senior Fire Safety Manager, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Christian Hadfield, GM - Operations Department, Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Owen Jayne, Group Manager, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       David Hancock, Group Manager, Head of Business Fire Safety, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

·       Kevin Roberts, Senior Fire Safety Manager, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

·       Christian Hadfield, GM - Operations Department, Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

·       Owen Jayne, Group Manager, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

 

 

 

 


Meeting: 27/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Written submission from RICS

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.3.a The Committee noted the written submission from RICS.


Meeting: 27/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Written submission from Home Builders Federation

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.2.a The Committee noted the written submission from the Home Builders Federation.


Meeting: 27/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Written submission from CRM

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1.a The Committee noted the written submission from CRM.


Meeting: 19/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales


Meeting: 05/07/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter to the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.8.a The Committee noted the letter to the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales.


Meeting: 21/06/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales and agreed to respond to the letter on several matters.


Meeting: 25/04/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration, the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services and the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs

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Minutes:

4.2.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration, the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services and the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs and agreed to respond.


Meeting: 08/02/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Letter from the Chair of the Petitions Committee in relation to fire safety in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.6.a The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Petitions Committee in relation to fire safety in Wales.


Meeting: 18/10/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children regarding fire safety in high-rise blocks in Wales

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Meeting: 11/10/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1.a The Committee noted the letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales.


Meeting: 05/10/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair of the Communities and Local Government Committee in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2.a The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Communities and Local Government Committee in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales.


Meeting: 27/09/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales: evidence session 7

Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Martin Swain, Deputy Director, Community Safety, Welsh Government

Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy, Welsh Government

Neil Hemington, Head of Planning, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

·       Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

·       Martin Swain, Deputy Director, Community Safety, Welsh Government

·       Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy, Welsh Government

·       Neil Hemington, Head of Planning, Welsh Government

 

2.2 During the session the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children and his officials agreed to provide:

·       figures for buildings that were pre-registered ahead of the new building regulations in 2016, and so would not have been fitted with sprinklers despite being built after 2016;

·       information about the maximum length of time allowed between applying for building regulations and building work commencing;

·       information on when the revised guidance on Fire Safety in Purpose-Built Blocks of Flats will be made available;

·       clarification on the statutory duty on building developers to consult with fire and rescue authorities following the initial submission of building plans.


Meeting: 27/09/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales: discussion of evidence received under item 2

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretaries on a number of matters raised.


Meeting: 21/09/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.4.a The Committee noted the letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales.


Meeting: 19/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Correspondence from the Specialist Engineers Contractors Group Wales (SEC Group) in relation to the inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Specialist Engineers Contractors Group Wales (SEC Group) in relation to the inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales.


Meeting: 13/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales: evidence session 3

Steve Clarke, Managing Director, Welsh Tenants

David Wilton, Director, TPAS

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·       Steve Clarke, Managing Director, Welsh Tenants

·       David Wilton, Director, TPAS


Meeting: 13/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales - evidence session 5

Stuart Ropke, Chief Executive, Community Housing Cymru

Ceri Doyle, Chief Executive, Newport City Homes

Mike Owen, Chief Executive, Merthyr Valleys Homes

Tim Beckingsale, Interim Director of Asset Management, Pobl Group

Alan Brunt, Chief Executive, Bron Afon Community Housing

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·       Stuart Ropke, Chief Executive, Community Housing Cymru

·       Ceri Doyle, Chief Executive, Newport City Homes

·       Mike Owen, Chief Executive, Merthyr Valleys Homes

·       Tim Beckingsale, Interim Director of Asset Management, Pobl Group

·       Alan Brunt, Chief Executive, Bron Afon Community Housing


Meeting: 13/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 9)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales: consideration of evidence under items 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children and the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs on a number of matters raised.


Meeting: 13/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales: evidence session 4

Tony Jones, Capital Works Team Manager, Flintshire County Council
Sarah McGill, Corporate Chief Officer for Communities, Cardiff Council

Colin Blackmore, Estates Improvement Manager, Cardiff Council

Martin Nicholls, Director of Place, City and County of Swansea

Councillor Clive Lloyd, Deputy Leader of Swansea Council

 

Minutes:

5.1     The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Tony Jones, Capital Works Team Manager, Flintshire County Council

·         Sarah McGill, Corporate Chief Officer for Communities, Cardiff Council

·         Colin Blackmore, Estates Improvement Manager, Cardiff Council

·         Martin Nicholls, Director of Place, City and County of Swansea
Councillor Clive Lloyd, Deputy Leader of Swansea Council


Meeting: 13/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales: evidence session 2

Matt Dicks, Director, Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru

Gareth John, Freelance Consultant, Chartered Institute of Building

Minutes:

3.1     The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Matt Dicks, Director, Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru

·         Gareth John, Freelance Consultant, Chartered Institute of Building


Meeting: 13/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales: evidence session 1

Stuart Millington, Senior Fire Safety Manager, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Steve Rossiter, T/Area Manager, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Iwan Cray, Area Manager, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·       Stuart Millington, Senior Fire Safety Manager, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

·       Steve Rossiter, T/Area Manager, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

·       Iwan Cray, Area Manager, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

 

2.2 The Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service agreed to provide the number of visits carried out to tower blocks of at least eight stories.


Meeting: 06/07/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee regarding one day inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

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Meeting: 05/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2a The committee noted the letter from the Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales


Meeting: 21/06/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales: consideration of approach

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered its approach and agreed to undertake a one-day inquiry on 13 July 2017.