Mainstream buildings do not need design reviews

The problems with design reviews go deeper than those mentioned in your leader (October 21). Very few new buildings could be scrutinised in this labour-intensive way — all conceivable paymasters are skint. But even if widespread design review could somehow be afforded, it still isn’t the answer.

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