Your application must include the following elements:
If you apply online, your application will be instantly received by the relevant Local Planning Authority(LPA) once you submit it. The LPA will not be able to complete your application until the required supporting material has been given. You may also provide any additional relevant material that you believe will assist the local authorities in determining the application.
• The location plan should be at an identifiable standard metric scale (usually 1:1250 or 1:2500 for bigger locations) and specify the direction north.
• It should be resized to fit on an A4 paper.
• Demonstrate sufficient roads and/or structures on land adjacent to the application location.
• Outline in red the application site borders as well as all land required to carry out the planned development, such as property required for access to the site from the road. A blue line should be drawn around any additional land owned by the applicant that is near to, or contiguous to the property.
A location plan is indispensable for your planning application. You can get yours here in PDF, CAD or PNG format.
The site plan (also known as a block plan) should be created to a certain standard metric scale (typically 1:100, 1:200 or 1:500). It should illustrate the planned development in relation to the site boundaries and other existing buildings on the site, with measurements provided, including those to the borders. It should also indicate the direction north.
It should also contain the following – unless they would not impact or be affected by the proposed development: The boundary treatment including walls or fencing where this is proposed.
An example of a location plan and what needs to be included in both location and site plans
Along with your site and location plans which you can get here, you also need to submit the following documentation, subject to relativity with your project.
The cost of obtaining planning approval varies based on where you reside in the United Kingdom. However, the current expenses are as follows:
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In most circumstances, planning permission is valid for three years starting on the date that the full consent is given. This means that you must commence construction work within this time frame. Once work has formally begun (following the first building rules inspection), planning authorisation is permanent.
When using mapping provided by the Ordnance Survey (such as the maps provided by MapServe) for planning purposes, you should make sure that: