Newham wins landmark cladding removal case

By Ann McGauran | 19 October 2023

Newham LBC has become the first council in Britain to successfully prosecute a building owner for failing to remove flammable cladding.

In a verdict delivered yesterday, deputy chief magistrate at City of London Magistrates Court Tan Ikram, ruled against Chaplair Ltd for failing to meet a deadline to remove dangerous cladding from its Lumiere building on Romford Road in Forest Gate.

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