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Baillieu, Amanda
November 2008
Building Design;11/28/2008, Issue 1846, p2
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the planning system of architects in the construction industry in Great Britain. She mentions local authorities are to be given additional powers to turn down planning applications on design grounds but it does not receive any approval by the council. Moreover, she asserts that in order to an economic region, it needs responsible developers, architects and local authorities to get on.


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