chapter  1
The players. Or: who do you think you are?
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It is only human nature, but each of the principals and professional advisers concerned with the development process regards his or her role as central. First, there are the many often faceless individuals employed by various departments of local and central government, by government agencies and so on whose role may be seen as negative, in the sense that they exist to regulate and control the development process in the interests of some public benefit which the politicians have decided should be protected. However, unless those bodies are also principals, they are not actually central to or part of the creative process.