For over 10 years, Lovell Johns has been providing UK Local Authorities with interactive web mapping solutions for publication of council’s Local Plan information. With the emergence of the new Local Development Framework / Local Development Plan framework for council planning policy, Lovell Johns created and launched a new web mapping solution called planvu.
Planvu provides a user friendly interactive mapping experience using Open Source software thus avoiding expensive vendor specific mapping engines. Displaying the councils proposed or adopted planning proposals over familiar Ordnance Survey base mapping, the software allows the user to interact with the map online. The user can search by postcode or address then click on the map to read about particular policies that apply. The solutions are highly customisable to match specific preferences on appearance and functionality and are either hosted or installed.