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The most common reason for planning applications being rejected by councils is that the accompanying plans are invalid. 

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Why do I need a location or site plan?

Most planning applications need a location plan which shows the proposal in its surrounding context and a site plan (also known as a block plan) which shows the development in more detail, it needs to display any roads and/or buildings on land adjoining the application site.

You can create and buy your location and site plans and attach them to your online application. If you are not sure whether your plans are suitable or require further assistance you should contact your Local Planning Authority for advice.

Buy a location or site plan to support your application


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    What is a location plan?

    A location plan shows the proposed development in relation to its surrounding properties. It must be based on an up-to-date map and at an identified standard metric scale (typically 1:1250 or 1:2500).

    The site of the proposed development needs to be outlined in red and any other land owned by the applicant that is close to or adjoining the site needs to be outlined in blue.



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        What is a site plan?

        A site plan (sometimes called a 'block plan’) shows the proposed development in relation to the property boundary. Site plans are typically submitted at a scale of either 1:200 or 1:500 and should include the following:

        • The size and position of the existing building (and any extensions proposed) in relation to the property boundary
        • The position and use of any other buildings within the property boundary
        • The position and width of any adjacent streets.

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