The Welsh Liberal Democrats have stated that questions still remain after the Welsh Government’s announcement that it will deliver a programme to address building safety issues.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS and Cardiff Lib Dem Council Leader Rhys Taylor addressing cladding campaigners at a rally in front of the Senedd.
Commenting Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS said:
“I welcome the fact Labour finally seem to be paying attention to this issue and it is good to finally get some indication of the number of buildings affected and the level of failure from property developers in Wales.
“However, we still need clarity from Labour on a number of issues. Most importantly the legal leaseholder protections in England need to be extended to Wales immediately. Based on the announcement today that will not be the case.
“While funding for remediation work and surveys are of course welcome, many leaseholders have already had to contribute to surveying out of their own pocket, we need to know if these leaseholders are now entitled to be reimbursed?
“Finally, the announcement also makes no mention of a start date for remediation works, it has been almost five years since Grenfell and leaseholders in Wales are living in unsafe housing. They need urgent clarity on when the work will start in order to have some form of peace of mind.”