You can create a location plan in 5 easy steps.
A location plan is normally a requirement for a planning application or other kinds of legal procedure and features a map of the land and property where the application is being made. It shows the boundaries of the site and the features immediately around it, for example nearby buildings and roads.
A site location plan should contain:
Location plan costs can vary depending on the scale chosen (1:1250 or the larger 1:2500 scale), the mapping chosen and the vendor. A location plan at 1:1250 scale typically costs between £13.99 and £19.99, and a 1:2500 scale location plan costs between £55 and £75.
Buyaplan offers a location plan at £13.99, with a 10% saving when buying 2 different scales.
*All prices are exclusive of VAT.
The difference between a location and block plan is the scale. Location plans are either 1:1250 or 1:2500 scale, whilst a block plan is normally 1:200 or 1:500 scale. A location plan is intended to show the general locality of a property. A block plan shows a far smaller area, typically the property itself.
Both of these plans are usually supplied on A4 or A3, but are increasingly being used in digital format to be uploaded to planning application sites or emailed.
In the UK, the most common mapping used in location plans is supplied by the Ordnance Survey, however there are other mapping suppliers such as The GeoInformation Group.
One of the most common reasons for planning applications being rejected by local authorities is that the accompanying plans are invalid. The following issues can invalidate a plan:
You can make your own location map for free but that means that you will need to create your own map that follows all rules of a planning application map. This plan should follow the standards and quality of OS mapping.
In order for your location plan to be suitable it should include: (unless the following would not influence or be affected by the planned development):
The location plan shows the building site in relation to its surrounding building and area. The standard scale of a location plan is 1:1250 or 1:2500.
A block plan (also known as a site plan) depicts the building site in relation to the property’s boundary. Block plans should be submitted at a scale of 1:200 or 1:500.
Example of a Block Plan 1:500 scale
Example of a Location Plan 1:1250 scale
A location plan is an essential component of any set of architectural drawings. The location plan will frequently include details such as current and prospective structures, access, landscaping, site borders, and much more.
Also, most planning applications require a location plan as well as a site plan to be submitted as a supporting document.