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This does not mean councils and local people meekly accepting any development. On the contrary, it means councils becoming champions for design excellence, and ensuring local communities are engaged right from the beginning in shaping new developments, for the benefit of existing and new residents.

The Commission was concerned to receive evidence from housebuilders that virtually every local development involves a series of ‘battles’ with the local planning authority and local communities. These battles, which also affect other forms of development, demonstrate the importance of informed local consent.9 Green Street in the Meadows, Nottingham Š Blueprint

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