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Sheffield 3D Planning Model

The principle use of the model has been to advise on Urban Design and Conservation issues on major Planning Applications as well as major regeneration schemes.

The 3D model is based on a set of aerial photographs, and is topographically accurate.

3D views have proved invaluable at the pre-application phase for over 40 Major Application sites in Sheffield.

They have been used in establishing what heights; scale and massing may be acceptable before detailed designs are developed as part of a Planning Application.

The models are also very useful for large schemes, sensitive sites or where it is particularly important to demonstrate how a scheme fits into its context.



  • Verified Views: we can build a model for you, or insert one that you may have already created. We will then be able to produce images of the proposed scheme from agreed key views across the city which can then be used as part of your planning application.
  • As well as producing views/ images, we can also create fly throughs and sun studies of a site.

The model covers several square miles of the city. The attachment below  shows the current boundary of the model.



The service is charged at an hourly rate of £75 per hour.

On receipt of payment and all necessary information, we will be able to provide you with the views as agreed within 10 working days.

If you are interested in using this service or if you have any queries please contact us.

  • Modified: Jun 19, 2015 8:23:22 AM