‘Windfarm Visualisation – Perspective or Perception?’ was published in 2012 to try to address the growing controversy surrounding visualisation as an accurate means of predicting the scale of wind turbines within the landscape. Too often wide diminishing panoramas are used as professional tools which can mislead the viewer resulting in post construction shocks for communities and even the planning authorities who have sanctioned the development.
It supersedes ‘The Visual Issue’, a paper published on the internet in 2007, and is a highly illustrated book which draws together information on the scientific disciplines involved, background research, the challenges of representing windfarms and the inscrutable guidance which has dictated best practice over the last two decades.
It is purposely written in accessible language with the intention of informing the public, planners and decision makers, creating awareness of the pitfalls and promoting long overdue changes to restore confidence in visualisation as an accurate means of prediction within the planning process.
For more information about the book and the progress of change in this important field see www.windfarmvisualisation.com