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The use of computer visualisation in planning control: An investigation of its utility in selected examples
Town Planning Review, 64(2), pp. 193-212
A study was undertaken of the application of computer visualisation to the control of design by local planning authorities in England. Several examples of major urban development and routine development control work were visualised for local councils, the images fed back into the decision-making process, and the results monitored. While the investigation of the decision-making process is still continuing, the results obtained to date demonstrate an important role for visualisation. The work undertaken is described and comment is made on both the pattern of possible use by a planning authority and the general issue of the objectivity of the images.