Mark Whitehead 18 October 2018

Twelve councils given funding to remove unsafe cladding

Twelve councils given funding to remove unsafe cladding image

The Government has released the first £248m of a fund to pay for the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding from high-rise tower blocks.

Prime minister Theresa May announced a £400m fund earlier this year to enable councils and housing associations to make their properties safe following the Grenfell disaster.

The ministry of housing, communities and local government said applications had been received for 159 buildings and 135 – from 12 councils and 31 housing associations – have now been approved.

Under the scheme 80% of the estimated costs will be provided upfront to ensure work can start without delay.

The work will be closely monitored and the remaining 20% will paid once work is complete and the final costs are known.

The ministry says the latest figures show more than 75% of social housing buildings with unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding are currently removing and replacing it, with plans in place for the remaining 25%.

It says interim fire safety measures are in place in all affected buildings to keep residents safe until the cladding has been replaced.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Member Enquiries Officer

Essex County Council
£24735 - £26800 per annum
Member Enquiries OfficerFixed Term - maternity cover for at least 9 months, from early May 2021Full Time, 37 hours per weekUp to £26,800 per annumLoca England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Democratic Services Officer

Essex County Council
£24735 - £28845 per annum
Democratic Services OfficerPermanentFull Time, 37 hours per weekUp to £28,845 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Part Time Residential Worker - The Maples

Essex County Council
£20604 - £26801 per annum
Part Time Residential Worker - The MaplesPermanent, Part Time£20,604 to £26,801 per annum pro rataLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Senior Workforce Development Lead

Essex County Council
£30906 - £39168 per annum
Job Purpose Essex County Council (ECC) is achieving transformational change across Adult Social Care and Children and Families Services, underpinned b England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Assistant Director Environment

Doncaster Council
£95,438
We are looking for a strategic and resilient leader to become our next Assistant Director of Environment here in Doncaster. Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Recuriter: Doncaster Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue