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A useful consultation process - but little time for reflection

I am sitting in a hall in Barnsley with 200 people. It is Saturday afternoon and the townsfolk, with a liberal dose of consultants, are reporting back to each other about their workshops, which explored the future of the town. The weekend was kicked off with the world premier of the Alsop movie, by Squint Opera, concerning the future and the 'possibilities of clearer definition, town living, increased density and mixed use'.

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