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Planning Maps 2017-07-18T13:30:04+00:00

Ordnance Survey Planning Maps from Joanna James.

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Planning Maps – What to submit for a planning application?

All Joanna James Planning Maps are Planning Portal & Local Planning Authority compliant.

This guidance will help you ensure that your Planning Application is not delayed, or rejected, by the Local Planning Authority because of discrepancies or unlicensed usage with your site location plans. 

From April 2015, all planning applications must include a Site Location Plan (also known as a location plan) which outlines the proposed development in it surrounding context. Some Local Authorities also require a Block Plan which can show the development in more detail.

These plans enable the local planning authority (LPA) to identify the land to which the application refers and should be based upon a current Ordnance Survey map.

Planning Maps Ordnance Survey

Location Plans.

Planning Maps
  • Must be at an identified standard metric scale (typically 1:1250 or 1:2500 for larger sites as found on Ordnance Survey mapping).
  • Must include a North arrow and be scaled to fit on either A4 or A3 paper.
  • Must be up to date and show the current site.
  • Clearly identify 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 contiguous 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;
  • Other adjoining land owned by the applicant outlined in blue;
  • Surrounding buildings should be accurately shown and numbered, or named, to ensure that the exact location of the site is clear;
  • At least 2 named roads should be identified

If the site is in the countryside, an Ordnance survey style plan at a scale of 1: 10,000 for identification purposes is generally required.

Block Plans.

Some Local Planning Authorities also require a Block Plan or Site Plan which is at a larger scale of 1:500 or 1:200 as appropriate. OS mapping at this scale does not include any greater details, but gives an opportunity to include landscaping, trees, drainage etc. These are not detailed Architects plans.

  • They must be current
  • Clearly outline the direction of north;
  • Depending on LPA’s they may also require:
    • The site boundary clearly shown in red including any access route up to the public highway;
    • 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/or 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, with written dimensions including those on the boundaries;
  • Where possible show all buildings, roads and footpaths on land adjoining the site including the access arrangements;
  • The extent and type of any hard surfacing;
  • Boundary treatment, 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.
  • If the proposal involves development adjacent to a river or watercourse, show the location of any buildings or works in relation to the top of the river bank/water course bank, including written dimensions.

Please Note.

Please Note:

Ordnance Survey states that to ensure that an applicant’s mapping is correctly licensed for Planning Applications, it should:

  • Not be a Land Registry Title Deed Document
  • Not be used for multiple Planning Applications
  • Clearly show OS Crown Copyright
  • Clearly Show the correct Licence number
  • Not be copied from existing OS mapping if using hand drawn surveys.
  • Any trees on site, plotted as accurately as possible.
  • If the proposal involves development adjacent to a river or watercourse, show the location of any buildings or works in relation to the top of the river bank/water course bank, including written dimensions.

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