Always open to a new line of banter between professionals, I wonder if any architects might take offence if planners ever referred to architects as small pricked minders (of the demain they wish to pontificate on)
i raise this because i stumbled across the following Architect designed proposal of about mid 90's origin. Town Centre site, prominent outside but next to conservation area, where initially concerned planners were tempted or rather persuaded that this modern architectural gem was worthy of the location.
The planners were supportive but as much as they had reservations of scale and roadside corner location, they were especially concerned over ensuring detailing and materials quality were right. Promises and assurances from Architects over control and material quality led to this...
You can make your own minds up about who what right or who was wrong.