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What is the difference between a Site Plan and a Location Plan?

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Most planning applications require both a site plan (also known as a block plan)  and location plan and our service has the ability to provide a map bundle containing both.

Site Plan

  • Sometimes called a 'block plan’, a site 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
  • Site plans should include the following:
    1. The size and position of the existing building (and any extensions proposed) in relation to the property boundary
    2. The position and use of any other buildings within the property boundary
    3. The position and width of any adjacent streets
  • Choose from 2 scales:
    1. 1:200 Site Plan: perfect for a close-up of a small area and areas within 32 x 32
    2. 1:500 Site Plan: for close-up of particular area and areas wihtin 80 x 80m

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
  • Choose from 2 scales:
    1. 1:1250 Location Plan: for urban areas and small properties within 200 x 200m
    2. 1:2500 Location Plan: for rural areas and large properties within 400 x 400m

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