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Kaplan to Appeal Improvement Notice

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Kaplan Living Bournemouth has said that it disagrees with aspects of a council improvement notice and will appeal the decision.

Located in Holdenhurst Road, Lansdowne Point contains ACM, a type of material banned on high-rise buildings following the Grenfell tragedy.

Last year inspectors found that "remedial action" was needed to address a number of issues on the 16-storey tower block, including concerns over fire doors, sprinkler systems, emergency lighting, and fire alarm systems.

A spokesperson for Kaplan Living Bournemouth said: "Prior to receiving the notice, Kaplan had already provided assurances to the council that we would be removing the ACM and HPL cladding."

"We disagree with various other elements of the notice. Kaplan is preparing, along with its relevant experts, an appeal."

Commenting on the Improvement Notice Dorset Fire and Rescue Service area manager Seth Why said the service was "satisfied that the current internal fire safety arrangements are satisfactory".

Kaplan has 21 days to make their appeal to a Residential Property Tribunal.