Last week Dr Fox, alongside the Minister for Building Safety and Communities, met with residents from buildings around Portishead to discuss fire safety concerns, and the next steps for a Portishead Case Study.
Having led calls in Parliament for Portishead, due to the large and varied number of buildings, to be used as a wider case study on the problems faced by flat owners trying to replace their cladding, this meeting acted as an initial introduction for the Minister to understand the complex issues on the ground, and look at how to best utilise the Case Study when a delegation comes to Portishead later in the year.
Dr Fox said: “I think Portishead is the perfect place to choose, which is why I pushed the government to make it a case study. In a small space we have buildings above 18 meters, below 18 meters, some well-managed, some less well managed, and a whole range of issues around parking spaces and the increased cost waking watch. I was glad that residents in these buildings were able to voice their concerns to the Minister, and look forward to inviting a delegation down to North Somerset as soon as possible, to really see the issues faced by people on the ground.”
Further details will come soon about the nature of the Case Study, and the next steps, will all be published on Dr Fox’s website.