Coronavirus Service Adjustments:
We know it is a very challenging time for everyone and we want to continue to support applicants and local authorities. Therefore over the coming months, we look forward to working with you when developing the best approaches and technology solutions to delivering our services.
We are continuing to offer the same high quality, expert, multidisciplinary and independent design review panel meetings online, utilising video conferencing. Sessions (which will now be carried out via video conferencing) should be booked using our online booking system in the usual way. In light of Government advice, we are not currently offering face to face meetings.
The Design Review Panel provides scheme promoters, local authorities & design teams with bespoke immersive 360˚ degree virtual site visits as part of some of our design review panel sessions; removing the need to visit site in person or to have to hold site meetings with multiple personnel in attendance.
Combining the use of 360˚ Photography (using an extremely high resolution 360 degree camera) with digital skills a 360 degree photographic tour can be created provides an immersive experience allowing a virtual site visit to be created and shared remotely. These site tours/visits can be viewed by multiple people at the same time, using video conferencing, allowing for a collaborative site visit to be undertaken without leaving the office.
The 360 degree Virtual Site Tours / Site Visits are produced by 'Virtual Tours Online' (www.virtualtours-online.com).
Social Distancing:- The 360 Virtual Site Tours can be used instead of a site visit as part of the design review panel process, to facilitate pre-application discussions generally whilst maintaining social distancing.
Reducing Costs:- Having a 360 Virtual Site Tour created reduced the need to have multiple consultants travel to site for a site visit.
Repeated Use:- Once the 360 Virtual Tour has been produced it can be used again and again if you need to repeat presentations or allow others to also see the site.