Testing proposed developments to see how they fit into a context or for larger scheme serve as a placemaking scheme
At the very early stages of a project the mere thought of new development will be met with some individuals or organisations resisting change. A gentle flythrough the project helps to explain the concept and approximate massing.
Local objectors are good at marking a ‘guesstimate’ of how a project may rise behind a hedgerow or bank of trees.
We plot the site levels in front and behind the trees, and build the topography in 3D, reducing the inaccuracies and providing a more accurate representation to placate the objectors.
Simple static images are powerful tools to show how one view may look. The flow through a scheme is an important part of the architects design. As a camera moves through, or over a scheme, the planning officers or public can begin to understand how the project hangs together.
The landscape institute sets out guidance on how a view may be impacted by a new development.
We accurately measure the location of the camera, the site and model in the proposed scheme to create true views of where the development will sit.
Guidance on the methodology is given at the Landscape Institute, and more and more local authorities are recognising the need to create a comprehensive study of accurate views.
A concept planning presentation to show the massing a proposed land reclamation on the site of the famous Southampton boat show.
Endorsements, opinions ( good and bad) can help to tell the planning story. We help to storyboard, direct and go out and interview local dignitaries and residents to build a 2 minute video that tells the same story to everyone. Social media platforms help to convey a consistent message and avoid the Chinese whispers that can so often derail a project. I recently sat in a town council meeting and the housing proposal was for a site of 450 home, the public had picked up a figure of 1450!