THE CLADDING on a privately-rented block of apartments has failed a fire safety test.

Lingfield Apartments in Stadium Place, Walthamstow is among more than 100 blocks across the country to have failed Government tests following the Grenfell Tower fire.

The apartments are owned by London and Quadrant Housing Association (L&Q) who have put in place 24 hour fire security at the site.

L&Q have asked the fire authority to assess the situation and residents received leaflets though their doors informing them of the news.

Waltham Forest Council said there are no plans for the apartments to be evacuated because no other issues identified as contributory factors to the Grenfell Tower fire were found.

Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, cabinet member for housing, said: “We are concerned to hear that Lingfield Apartments has failed the fire safety test but pleased at the quick response from L&Q to keep residents safe.

“Our number one priority is the safety of residents and we are ready to support the London and Quadrant Group as they implement any recommendations following this news.

“We are monitoring the ongoing investigation into the Grenfell Tower disaster closely. Our Planning and Building Control departments continue to ensure that developments in the borough meet all current safety regulations.”