Brokenshire takes control of Grenfell Tower site

The government has taken ownership of the Grenfell Tower site from the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Communities secretary James Brokenshire will be responsible for the site, and the local authority will no longer have any role in decisions over the management of the site. The site will become “crown land”, owned by the government. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said the transfer of ownership was “one step on the path to reaching a community-led proposal for a fitting and lasting memorial”. The decision comes just over two years after the Grenfell Tower fire in west