Supplementary Guidance Details

Best Practice Guide - Visual Simulations



Approval date 11-11-2015

1. Background

The new guidelines set standards for the way visualisations of proposed buildings and other structures, which are requested during the assessment of planning applications, are prepared, presented and used. This will ensure that the visualisations are clearly and easily understood; that they are accessible to the public; and that they could be relied upon by all those involved in the planning process to inform their judgement.

The methodologies advocated in these guidelines are based on a combination of land-based surveying, LIDAR data, on-site photography and the production of accurate computer-generated three dimensional (3D) models. These guidelines do not cover other methods of visualisation such as hand-drawn sketches, computer animation, video montage, and physical models

2. Documents