Decision details

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in Council Buildings

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



The Executive Director Neighbourhood Services presented a report outlining the Council’s approach to the assessment of its buildings for Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and the actions it will then take to mitigate those issues. The report describes a measured and prioritised programme of work to ensure that the most ‘at risk’ properties are assessed first. The work to assess educational establishments has already begun and work on the one school identified to contain RAAC has already been completed.




RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That Strategy and Resources Policy Committee:-



(a) notes the strategy to identify, assess and manage Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete in the Council’s estate; and


(b) notes that the Council currently only has sufficient revenue funding for assessment surveys and must identify further funding for any necessary remedial work required.




Reasons for Decision




Work has already begun to assess the Council’s properties in line with the above strategy. The Committee are therefore recommended to note and comment on this report.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




Given the nature of the issue, no alternative options have been considered.


Report author: Tom Smith

Publication date: 14/11/2023

Date of decision: 18/10/2023

Decided at meeting: 18/10/2023 - Strategy and Resources Policy Committee

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