Alastair Blyth and Gordon Powell
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Sustaining consultation Consultation on the design of Great Notley school highlighted the benefits and pitfalls of the process
1-Apr-1999Consultation 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.