Guildford Borough Council are in the process of implementing an advanced computer model of the Town and surroundings to support development and evaluation of plans for the borough.
The software VU.CITY is used by a number of other Local Authorities in the country, including the Greater London Authority.
Guildford has now completed the aerial surveying and conversion to digital form of 19 sq km of the Town Centre, which includes 8,420 Buildings and 85,577 trees.
Some of the detail of the Guildford Model is available at the VU.CITY website and the options that it provides.
Powerful features of the software include:
Those who have seen the model in detail have been struck by the impact the Solum development (Blue Block in the picture)will have on Guildford. We look forward to seeing developments such as Debenhams, North Street and Plaza Site being put into the model. It will be an important tool to show planners AND the public the impact of development.
We hope the model can be extended in time to cover the entire borough.
Help us make Guildford better
We want our town to be vibrant, attractive and liveable. We support development that brings a sense of place and enhances the best aspects of our town. If such aims can be embraced, we believe Guildford has the chance to lead the way in enabling sensitive and sustainable development.
Pressures for development are increasing. Planning rules are being eased. The Society’s commitment to standing up for Guildford is needed more than ever.
Getting involved allows the society to continue its work. We welcome new members, from every age and background. Membership provides an opportunity for you to contribute to the continued health of the town and surrounding area, and to meet other people who care about Guildford.