I'm reading about the use of scale models in Berlin, Germany for planning purposes. When projects are proposed, the applicant is required to provide a scale model made from either plaster or gypsum in great detail, in order to help staff better evaluate the impact of a proposed use on an area.
Is anyone familiar with this type of requirement in Germany?
Does anyone work at a location where this is a requirement? If so, how helpful is something like this? How expensive is something like this to put together?