Pre-application advice and guidance

8. Fire safety and planning

New requirements to provide fire statements, and to consult with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for high rise developments, came into force on 1 August 2021.

Before you submit your planning application to us, you can ask the HSE for advice about fire safety matters relevant to your planning application.

They can also carry out a full assessment of the fire statement before you submit it with your planning application.

They cannot advise on or discuss other aspects of your planning application, or compliance with the building regulations.

Find advice about fire safety and planning