Fire Safety and high-rise residential buildings

From the 1 August 2021, the Government introduced Planning Gateway One. This has two key elements: 

  • require developers to submit a fire statement setting out fire safety considerations for proposals that involves one or more 'relevant' buildings; and 
  • require the Council to consult with Health and Safety Executive when these statements are submitted 

What is a 'relevant' building?  

Relevant buildings at planning gateway one 

  • contain two or more dwellings or educational accommodation and 
  • is 18m or more in height, or seven or more storeys 

If your proposal meets the above criteria then you will need to submit a fire statement with your application to ensure your application is validated. A template for these statements and guidance on how to complete are available below:  

Additional information on Fire Safety and High-rise residential Buildings (external link)