Site layout plan (sometimes called a block plan)

A site layout plan shows a detailed layout of the whole site and the relationship of the proposed works with the boundary of the property, nearby roads and neighbouring buildings.

Most applications should include an existing site layout plan and a proposed site layout plan. For simple applications the existing and proposed site can be combined and shown on one plan so long as what is existing, what is proposed and what is to be demolished is highlighted and annotated clearly.

Site layout plans should:

  • show a scale bar or a measured dimension
  • be to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500
  • show the proposed development, all existing buildings and structures, the garden and other open areas
  • show proposed buildings shaded
  • show the position and size of existing and proposed hard surfaced areas eg parking spaces, turning areas, paths, etc
  • show the whole of the boundary of the property, indicating the position and height of all boundary walls and fences
  • identify any buildings to be demolished
  • include details of all trees, e.g. position, spread and species (eg oak, ash, etc)
  • identify trees proposed for felling
  • show all roads/footpaths/public rights of way adjoining the site
  • show all existing buildings and structures on land adjoining the application site (buildings and structures on land adjoining the site must be clearly shown unless the applicant has demonstrated that these would NOT influence or be affected by the proposed development)
  • show the direction of north.