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Letter: Ban combustible materials on residential tower blocks, schools and hospitals petition

Date published: 08 June 2018


Dear Editor,

What happened at Grenfell Tower was a national disgrace. Combustible cladding and insulation caused the fire to spread so quickly.

One year on hundreds of buildings are still at risk. We need an immediate ban on combustible materials on high-rise residential buildings (18m+), schools and hospitals,

Architect and empty homes campaigner George Clarke who lives in the shadow of Grenfell Tower has launched an online petition to Parliament calling for immediate action pointing out that 'hundreds of buildings around the country are still wrapped in dangerous materials. The government has announced a consultation on combustible materials but, one year on, we need a ban now'.

Concerned readers of Rochdale Online can add their names to George's current petition at:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/220460

Thank you.

Yours,

Andrew Wastling

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Rochdale Online.


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