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Opinion: Outside agency must rule on Westferry

PUBLISHED: 08:30 13 June 2020

Unmesh Desai AM is arguing for an outside agency to decide on Westferry Printworks.

Unmesh Desai AM is arguing for an outside agency to decide on Westferry Printworks.

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In recent weeks, Robert Jenrick’s capitulation on the Westferry Printworks planning application has been widely reported.

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The scheme has been opposed at every level, by people from all political parties, as was clear at a previous public meeting I spoke at on the Isle of Dogs. An outside agency should now make the final decision, not another government minister.

The London Assembly recently held its nnnual meeting, and I will continue as the chairman of the Police & Crime Committee, as well as now being a member of the Oversight, Economy, Budget and Health Committees. Through these, I will work to provide support for our community during the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath.

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