HSE is a statutory consultee for planning applications that involve or may involve a relevant building.
As part of your planning application to the local planning authority, you will need to show that you have:
- considered fire safety needs relevant to land use planning for the proposed building
- considered these needs at an early stage
- incorporated your thinking into your planning application
HSE provides local planning authorities with fire safety input on proposals.
Examples of fire safety needs relevant to land use planning include:
- site layout
- water supplies for fighting fires
- access for fire services
Developers can get pre-application advice about fire safety and land use planning.
As part of the building safety reforms, the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) will be the building control authority for high-rise buildings.
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