With mixed use development aiming to integrate a wide variety of different
land use and tenures, the preparation and planning phase needs to be
thorough to avoid the possibility of having to introduce expensive
alterations at a later stage. The use of computer modelling exercises
(outlined here) and participatory planning approaches (see Fact Sheet 6
and Fact Sheet 9) during this phase help to assess the financial
affordability and cultural acceptance of different development scenarios.
This introduces an element of transparency from which trust can begin to
develop between stakeholders.