The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames was one of the first Local Authorities to use VU.CITY as a planning tool. The Planning team is using VU.CITY to help them understand developers’ proposals in context.
Using the city model, it is possible to overlay GIS data, sightlines, LVMFs, transport links and sunlight paths, therefore offering RBK an unparalleled method of digitally understanding development and infrastructure projects both in the context of the borough, but equally, as the model grows to cover the whole of the capital, in the context of London as a whole.
RBK actively encourages all development and infrastructure proposals that change the urban environment to use a 3D visualisation tool such as VU.CITY to support assessment of the views and viewing corridors across the Borough. This evidence will be used by as supporting information for planning applications.
The collective vision is that all future developments will go into the VU.CITY model, creating a valuable tool that visualises proposed schemes in the context of the existing built environment and what has been consented.