Why the Jenrick saga has dented faith in the planning system

Public support for housing development is dependent on the perception of fairness and impartiality To get to the essence of what’s wrong with Robert Jenrick’s handling of the 1,500-home Westferry Printworks scheme, you have to first ignore accusations by Labour MPs – scenting blood – that developer Richard Desmond […] Click here to view original…

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UK could be breaking international law over cladding, says UN

The UN has warned Britain that its failure to strip combustible cladding from high-rise buildings containing tens of thousands homes may be a breach of international law. In a fresh headache for the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, the global body is demanding answers about the UK government’s delayed programme […] Click here to view original…

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Cash for very big favours: Murky links in a £1billion property deal involving Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick and billionaire tycoon Richard Desmond as row threatens to engulf No10

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick was under mounting pressure last night after his links to a lobbyist for a Tory donor’s £1 billion property deal were exposed by The Mail on Sunday. Mr Jenrick is fighting for his Cabinet job after becoming embroiled in a deeply embarrassing ‘cash for favours’ […] Click here to view original…

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An open letter to Robert Jenrick: the costs of delayed leasehold reform

LKP chair of trustees Martin Boyd writes to Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick to raise concerns over leasehold reform Dear Robert, Just over ten years ago, an old leaseholder died of shame because she could not pay the huge major works bill from her social sector landlord. That single death […] Click here to view original…

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