Plans needed for a planning application

You’ll always have to submit a site location plan, sometimes just called a location plan. You may well also need what’s called a block plan, sometimes called a site plan. We can supply the Ordnance Survey base plans that you use for both of these.

The site location plan, a legal requirement, should be at a scale of 1:1,250 or 1:2,500. The 1:2,500 scale may be appropriate for large sites and it’s also helpful in rural areas where - because there are fewer boundaries and buildings - it may be harder for anyone viewing the plan to be sure of the exact location.

The block plan is usually at a much larger scale than the site plan, typically 1:500, 1:200 or even 1:100. It shows much more detail. When there is little or no detail to show a block plan may not be needed. For example, it may not be required if the planning application is ‘in outline’ or ‘in principle’ and no significant features exist on the site.

What needs to be included on each plan?

How many copies are needed?

Where do I get further help?