Brownfield regeneration specialist becomes 36th developer to back deal

Inland Homes has signed the government’s pledge to remediate its own tower blocks between 11m and 18m, it said.

The £182m revenue Buckinghamshire-based developer wrote a letter to secretary of state Michael Gove on Wednesday committing it to “working at pace” with the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)

Inland Homes was not on the original list of 35 large housebuilders that had signed the pledge earlier this month.


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A total of 36 firms have now signed up to the pledge

But its chief executive Stephen Wicks told Gove: “Recognising that time is of the essence in finalising these arrangements and remediating our buildings, we are committed to working at pace with DLUHC to get everything in place to make this happen, so that leaseholders can be assured that their building will be made safe from life-critical fire safety defects as quickly as reasonably possible and that they will not pay the costs of our remediation works.”

The pledge by Inland brings the number of housebuilders to sign up to 36.

By signing the pledge, housebuilders have committed to fixing ’life-critical” fire safety issues on their own blocks going back 30 years, without using the government’s Building Safety Fund.

Gove has also announced a separate £3bn levy on the industry intended to fund the cost of remediating ‘orphan blocks’ - those where owners cannot be traced.