"Removing project failed"

I am trying to remove apps from my shield via maiden and when I try it comes up with this when I try to remove Phyllis and Pools -

"Removing project “phyllis” failed
unlinkat /home/we/dust/code/phyllis/README.md: permission denied

Is there some level of permissions I’m unaware of?

You can try to remove them manually via Cyberduck or other free applications.
See if the permission issues arise there.