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Planning application - plans to include

There are a number of plans that you need to provide with your application. Before submitting your plans, please check that they: 

  • show all scaled dimensions (in metric format), including the distance to boundaries
  • don't say 'do not scale'
  • have a title (including the site address)
  • have a drawing number 
  • show the revision number if you amend them

Please submit only one copy of each type of plan (as appropriate)

Existing and proposed elevations

This should be at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 showing: 

  • the proposed works in relation to what is already there
  • all elevations (sides) of the development
  • the proposed building materials and the style and finish or colours of materials, windows, doors, signage and so on
  • blank elevations, if only to show that this is in fact the case
  • where a proposed elevation adjoins another building (such as a terrace or semi-detached property) or is in close proximity - the drawings should clearly show the relationship between the buildings and detail the positions of the openings on each property
  • a scaled section plan indicating the thickness of the advertisement and projection from the building or structure along with details of any proposed illumination (type of illumination and intensity for internal, external and intermittent lighting), if you are proposing signage
  • the existing building, in the form of survey plans

Existing and proposed floor plans

This should be at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 showing: 

  • the proposal in detail
  • where existing buildings or walls are to be demolished
  • details of existing building(s) as well as those of the proposed development
  • new buildings shown in context with adjacent buildings and including property numbers (where applicable)

Location plan

This should be based on an up to date Ordnance Survey map at a scale of 1:2500 or smaller (1:1250 for urban sites) clearly identifying:

  • the direction of north
  • the land to which the proposal relates (the site) and its situation in relation to the locality and in particular neighbouring buildings and land (land which, or part of which, is conterminous or within 20 metres of the boundary of the land for which development is proposed)
  • the site boundary shown in red including any access route up to the public highway
  • any adjoining land owned or controlled by the applicant outlined in blue
  • surrounding buildings, accurately shown and numbered or named to ensure the exact location of the site is clear
  • at least two named roads
  • an Ordnance Survey map at a scale of 1:10,000, if the site is in the countryside, for identification purposes

Site plan

This should be at a scale of 1:500 or 1:200 as appropriate, showing:

  • the direction of north
  • all proposed drainage infrastructure
  • the site boundary clearly in red, including any access route up to the public highway
  • any adjoining land owned or controlled by the applicant outlined in blue
  • the access arrangements (this shall also include details of the visibility splays to be achieved within the applicants control)
  • landscaping (layout and planting details)
  • car parking (proposed and existing car parking layouts, including surfacing and how the spaces are to be delineated)
  • open areas around the buildings (how these are to be treated)
  • identify the proposed development in relation to the site boundaries and other existing buildings on the site (such as footprint of any extension and indicate partial demolition), with written dimensions including those on the boundaries
  • all buildings, roads and footpaths on land adjoining the site including the access arrangements, where possible
  • the extent and type of any hard surfacing
  • boundary treatments, including walls or fencing where this is proposed
  • all public rights of way crossing or adjoining the site where known
  • any trees on site, plotted as accurately as possible
  • the location of any buildings or works in relation to the top of the river bank or watercourse bank (including written dimensions), if relevant

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