The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has proposed several new updates to Approved Document B, including recommendations to mandate sprinklers in care homes and second staircases for new tower blocks over 30m in height.

The Government is inviting responses to the consultation which is open until 17 March 2023 – responses can be provided online here.

Key proposals will recommend that any new tower blocks over 30 metres will need to have more than one staircase, as well as mandating sprinklers in all new care homes, regardless of height, to improve the safety of vulnerable residents.

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