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Government repeals English Local Act fire safety provisions

On 9 January 2013, the Department for Communities and Local Government repealed all fire safety provisions within Local Acts in England which were more onerous than those required under the Building Regulations.

The affected provisions relate to warehouses (over 7000m3), car parks and tall buildings (over 30m). The provisions relating to fire and rescue service access are being retained.

A full list of the Local Acts, the provisions that have been repealed and the status of current conditions relating to compliance with them can be found on the government legislation website