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Four blocks with dangerous cladding hold 'no concrete plans' for remediation

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The government is aware of four high-rise buildings with dangerous ACM cladding – resembling that found on the Grenfell Tower – without any plans to remove it, the housing minister has said.

Kit Malthouse told the communities and local government committee that the government had received funding applications for remediation works on 157 social housing blocks that exceed 18 metres in height, of which 135 had been approved for initial funding.

Earlier this month, LGC reported that there were 159 applicants for the first tranche of funding worth £248m, citing government statistics.

Mr Malthouse said that although there were no “concrete plans” for remediation at those four high-rise buildings, all of the buildings identified with dangerous ACM cladding had “interim measures in place” for safety.

Of the 157 buildings, Mr Malthouse said that 33 buildings had plans in place but had yet to start remediation work.

An additional 22 buildings had finished remediation works and been signed off by building control, while an additional 98 were currently in progress.

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