Alastair Blyth and Gordon Powell's stories
Sustaining consultation Consultation on the design of Great Notley school highlighted the benefits and pitfalls of the processSubscription
Consultation is often hard but generally worthwhile. It involves balancing a myriad of interests - those of the client, users and designers, through to those of the developers, local residents, planners and regulatory authorities. It may encourage confrontation and resistance, and it certainly means spending a lot of time talking to many different people.