Consultation plan – Conflict of interest

In order to be considered as “independent facilitation” the person or company leading and facilitating the consultation should not be part of the developer’s design team. However it is accepted that the company or individual leading the consultation may have had involvement in developing the consultation plan, provided that they are from a company independent of the developer and do not have another role on the project team. Therefore they should not be a person or persons directly involved in the detailed design of the development, such as the architect. This is accepted, as knowledge of the consultation plan will likely improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the consultation process and its facilitation.