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No cladding fears at Bromley's nine tower blocks - but safety reviews on the way

PUBLISHED: 13:23 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 08:04 03 July 2017

Cladding being removed from Whitebeam Court, in Pendleton, Greater Manchester. Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Cladding being removed from Whitebeam Court, in Pendleton, Greater Manchester. Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The assurance has come for the provider of Bromley's housing stock

Fears over the use of cladding on the borough’s nine high-rise properties have been calmed this week.

As checks take place at the borough’s schools, the council has sought assurances from its housing stock provider, Clarion Housing Association, over nine apartment blocks that rise above six storeys and more.

Leader of the council Stephen Carr said he had received a personal letter from Clarion’s chief executive, Keith Exford assuring none of the buidings needed to be reviewed in relation to cladding, which has been criticised for appearing to spread the flames across Grenfell Tower’s 24-storeys.

Cllr Carr added: “He told me they employ a dedicated team of fire safety specialists and work closely with the fire authorities.

“In light of recent events, and to offer additional reassurance to residents, they have commissioned a detailed review of all their residential properties of six storeys and more.”

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