Heather Wheeler, ministerial homelessness lead has urged the government during a debate to make the fitting of sprinklers mandatory in all new developments.
Building regulations only require a sprinkler system to be fitted if the building has been constructed in the last 11 years and is taller than 30 metres
Inside Housing has reported that:
“she was rebuffed by then housing minister Brandon Lewis, who said the government had committed to reduce regulation and “in that context” members of parliament “will understand why we want to exhaust all non-regulatory options before we introduce any new regulations”.
Sometime regulation is a force for good!