Heritage campaigners say questions persist on Sajid Javid’s decision not to call in the scheme

The government’s role in a disputed planning application to demolish a historical Royal Mail sorting office next to Paddington station in London and replace it with a 19-storey glass tower is to be scrutinised by judges.

The case, to be heard at the Court of Appeal on 19 July, will examine why official advice questioning the merits of the project, shared with Sajid Javid when he was the local government secretary, was not disclosed, in breach of the government’s published policy.

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