BSR publishes three-year plan

Credit: AdobeStock/Kirill Gorlov
Credit: AdobeStock/Kirill Gorlov

The Building Safety Regulator (BSR), which came into power back in October, has published its first three-year plan.

This Strategic Plan sets out how the BSR will carry out its building safety functions in England in the first three years of operation – April 2023 to March 2026 – which it has been established to deliver as well as what the organisation aims to achieve.

The Strategic Plan has been consulted on with the Residents’ Panel and agreed by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and will be kept under continuous review.

Commenting in the foreword to the strategic plan, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, said: “The system that regulates our buildings must be practical and comprehensible. The Regulator must lead the sector in creating a built environment fit for the future.

“This first three-year strategic plan is a significant moment in this mission. It looks forward and lays out a solid foundation on which the Regulator can build its ambition in future years.”

Philip White, HSE’s director of building safety, added: “This strategic plan sets out the guiding principles we have put in place to keep us focused on our priorities in delivering the new regime, and we will keep it under continuous review. We will ensure we have the right capability and capacity to meet this challenge as our remit continues to evolve, working with others sharing knowledge, expertise, and data.

“Our focus is clear and resolute as we oversee a culture of higher standards, putting building safety first. Our regulatory activities will be conducted in a way which is transparent, accountable, proportionate, and consistent.

“Throughout the next three years, the BSR will continue to work across all sectors to ensure that those working in the building sector engage fully with the new regime. Our aim is that people will see fundamental changes to the safety and standard of all buildings and increased competency among industry professionals that raises those standards year on year.”

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