William Eichler 04 March 2019

Manchester residents will not have to pay to remove Grenfell-style cladding

Manchester residents will not have to pay to remove Grenfell-style cladding image

Apartment owners in Manchester will not be required to pay for replacing the dangerous cladding on their buildings, it has been confirmed.

Two blocks in the city’s Green Quarter failed safety checks last year after they were found to have cladding similar to that which was used on Grenfell Tower.

Initially, leaseholders were told it would be their responsibility to pay for removing the flammable cladding.

However, a letter from the investors Pemberstones has confirmed that leaseholders will not have to pay. The apartment owners have also been refunded all payments to date.

Suzanne Richards, executive member for housing and regeneration for Manchester City Council, said she was ‘delighted’ at the news.

‘The council has been clear throughout that residents should not be landed with the bill for replacing unsafe cladding,’ she said.

‘We know from our many meetings with residents that this long and complex process has been extremely stressful for those involved.

‘It has taken a lot of work by many people, especially the residents themselves, to reach this point.

‘I am glad we were able to broker talks between Lendlease, Pemberstone, other parties and the residents.

‘I would like to thank Lendlease and Pemberstone for engaging with these discussions and ultimately doing the right thing. They have set an example, in not passing on these costs, which I hope the rest of the industry will follow.’

How accurate is the annual rough sleeping count? image

How accurate is the annual rough sleeping count?

With some councils changing from estimating the number of homeless people on the streets to actually counting them, do recent figures genuinely reflect the success of the government's rough sleeping initiative? Neil Merrick investigates.
Highways jobs

Personal Advisor - Leaving and aftercare

Essex County Council
£26001.0 - £30000.0 per annum
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a England, Essex, Harlow
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Executive Director for Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities  

Brighton & Hove City Council
£111,438 - £122,051
We have exciting and big ambitions to make our city a fairer and more inclusive place with new and affordable homes and shared prosperity... Brighton, East Sussex
Recuriter: Brighton & Hove City Council

ASC Social Worker - Ongoing Support Team

Essex County Council
£30300 - £41425 per annum
This role is within the ongoing support team for older adults in the Tendring area. Job Purpose ECC Adult Social Care, through effective practice, is England, Essex, Clacton-On-Sea
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Employment Reward Analyst

Essex County Council
Negotiable
Please note that interviews are due to be held w/c 4th November We are looking for a Reward Analyst to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Environmental Health Officer/Technical Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£31.548 - £39.774
You will ideally hold or be working towards a BSc or Master’s degree in Environmental Health and be... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.

This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.

Register for your free magazine