Developers and politicians stand accused of circumventing the wishes of local residents, ignoring the advice of expert witnesses, and bringing the democratic process into disrepute.
A Whim Set in Concrete is a record of what happens when unregulated development meets the opposition of 'ordinary people'. It also offers a fascinating insight into the machinations of politics.
Sian Best was a leading force in the anti-Barrage campaign. She currently works as a librarian in Cardiff.