UK: Planning Required has been launched. It is backed by aerial photography specialists Getmapping, a licensed reseller of Ordnance Survey Maps. It a new online service that enables anyone who needs to produce a site plan, for a planning application in a few minutes.
Expected to appeal to architects, developers and in fact anyone that needs to submit a planning application to a Local Authority, Planning Required provides a simple three step process that can be completed in minutes. For a limited time, the service will be offered with a free aerial photograph which can be used for context.
As an alternative Planning Required also offers a premium service which provides a full map preview and the ability to use online tools to mark out areas and annotate the map, particularly useful for picking out precise details and ensuring that the application is easy to understand and interpret. In both cases the maps can be delivered by post or downloaded immediately as high resolution PDF files. Maps come in three different scales dependent on the Local Authority requirement: 1:500, 1:1250, 1:2500.
To celebrate the launch, Planning Required is offering a pair of VIP tickets for the Hampshire Rose Bowl on 14th August 2010, to see both the Semi-Finals and the Final of the Friends Provident Twenty20 Cup. The winners will also be invited to the Sir Ian Botham Lunch.