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See how leading built environment experts are using VU.CITY to communicate the value of their schemes, derisking planning & ultimately getting planning approval.

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Southwark Council - Heritage SPD

In their September 2021 SPD, Southwark specified the use of VU.CITY in assessing all Major & Strategic Major proposals.

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Enfield Council - Draft Local Plan

In their policy on strategic and local views, Enfield Council mentions the use of 3D models to assess cumulative impact and impact on key views. For applicants submitting Tall Buildings, 3D models are required as part of the planning process.

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Dacorum Borough Council - Digital 3D Modelling in Planning Applications

Dacorum commissioned a VU.CITY model of Hemel Hempstead and are using it "as a key part of our planning process for assessing the design of applications."

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Southwark Council - Tall Building Background Paper for the Southwark Plan

Long time VU.CITY user, Southwark Borough Council, specified in their Tall Buildings background paper that 3D models will be required for Major Schemes, to enable greater understanding of proposals.

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Richmond Upon Thames - Consultation Draft Local Views SPD

Section 3.6 on Richmond's Local Views laid out rules for applicants use of VU.CITY in areas of significance.

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Historic England - Tall Buildings Advice Note 4

Historic England’s Tall Buildings Advice Note 4 details that digital models can assist with testing of configurations, layout, scale and massing, particularly where they include historic environment data. The use of ZTVs are also advocated.

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City of Westminster - City Plan 2019-2040

Westminster’s City Plan seeks for applicants to assess the impact on views by supporting their analysis wherever possible by the use of accurate 3D modelling.

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City of London - Planning Performance Agreement

Developers are asked to present their proposals for assessment in the City of London’s 3-D model to accurately test the impact of height, scale and massing in both the existing context and within the context of future planned development.'

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Used by leading architects, both big and small

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Planners at the forefront of planning technology

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