Jenrick insists he followed rules in Westferry decision

By Dan Peters | 16 June 2020

Under-fire communities secretary Robert Jenrick has insisted his decision to approve a controversial planning application by Conservative donor Richard Desmond was taken ‘in good faith’.

The highly-contentious application submitted by Mr Desmond’s company Northern & Shell, which came before Mr Jenrick in January, had faced opposition from Tower Hamlets LBC.

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