Cladding sim­i­lar to Gren­fell on blocks

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

Res­i­dents of 19 tower blocks in Glas­gow are be­ing given let­ters con­firm­ing their build­ing con­tains cladding sim­i­lar to that used on Gren­fell Tower.

Nine days af­ter Glas­gow City Coun­cil re­vealed com­bustible cladding had been found on 57 pri­vate high rise build­ings, the au­thor­ity said fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions had re­duced that to­tal to 19.

Peo­ple liv­ing in flats in these build­ings were be­ing given hand­de­liv­ered let­ters in­form­ing them of the sit­u­a­tion.

The lo­cal au­thor­ity would not say which blocks were af­fected.

Ray­mond Bar­low, the as­sis­tant head of plan­ning and build­ing stan­dards at the coun­cil, said at the time the au­thor­ity had been wait­ing to hear from the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment on the is­sue.

Coun­cil leader Su­san Aitken apol­o­gised “un­re­servedly” for any alarm caused to res­i­dents.

Speak­ing ear­lier this week she said: “It is not our ex­pec­ta­tion at this point that there is any im­me­di­ate dan­ger or con­cern for res­i­dents.”

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