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Repeal of fire safety provisions within Local Acts in England effective today

The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that fire safety provisions within Local Acts in England, which are more onerous than would be required under the Building Regulations, are to be repealed today, 9 January 2013.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that fire safety provisions within Local Acts in England, which are more onerous than would be required under the Building Regulations, are to be repealed today, 9 January 2013.

The affected provisions relate to warehouses (over 7000m3), car parks and tall buildings (over 30m). The provisions relating to fire and rescue service access are being retained.

If you have a project which is currently being designed or is already under construction which has been subject to any of the provisions being repealed, you may wish to consult with your design team to examine any implications that this new legislation may have.

Any design changes brought about as part of this process should be submitted to NHBC Building Control in line with your normal processes.

A full list of the Local Acts, the provisions that are being repealed and the status of current conditions relating to compliance with them can be found on the government legislation website below.

View the affected legislation now.

News Date: 09/01/13