DESIGN STATEMENTS 'LIES'
Many design statements are 'no better than a pack of lies' and are threatening to 'bring the planning process into disrepute', according to the Urban Design Group. The organisation believes some architects and developers are misusing the process by hamming up documents to deliberately bamboozle planners. Visit www. ajplus. co. uk/news to see some of the top tricks of the trade used to hoodwink the authorities.