The ‘Must Haves’ When Buying A Planning Map

The essentials when buying your planning maps are that they need to be:

What sorts of map do you need? The two essentials are:

If you’re building something, or altering an existing building, you’ll also need building plans, which might be at a scale of 1:100 or 1:50, in order to show the internal layout and external appearance of the building.

Some other things to bear in mind:

  • As soon as you have some idea of what you want to do, have a word with your neighbours. Sound out their views and, as far as you can, take them into account.
  • Have a word with the Planning Department at the earliest stage, too. Again, take advice from them.
  • Be patient with the planning process. It’s there to make sure that the community’s views are heard and that development takes place in a way that’s appropriate and safe. Assessing these things does take time. Delays may arise which are beyond the control of the planners.
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