Commenting on his visit to Tavy House, Luke Pollard MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport said:
“I went to the top of Tavy House to see the combustible cladding being taken down. Plymouth Community Homes and the brilliant Labour Councillor for Devonport Mark Coker have been doing a great job to see that this work is getting done efficiently and safely.
Removing the combustible cladding from the Mount Wise tower blocks is something I’ve been campaigning for since almost the day I was elected. The Grenfell tragedy was a wake-up call in combustible cladding and I’m pleased that we won our campaign to get the Government to fund this work.
We should never have had to wait a year to get the funding but it’s great that the works are now well underway. The work to remove the cladding is happening concurrently in the three tower blocks so that no resident feels left behind and should be completed by spring 2020.
Plymouth Community Homes and Councillor Mark Coker have been working around the clock ever since the campaign to remove the cladding began to make sure that all residents in Devonport live in safe housing. Mark is up for re-election in the upcoming local elections on Thursday, so I hope Devonport residents will keep him in mind when casting their vote this week.”