Advice on drawing standards
Drawing standard – site location plan
A site location plan is a map base that shows the location of the application site in relation to surrounding roads, buildings and other land.
Site location plans should:
- be taken from an up to date Ordnance Survey Base, or to an equivalent standard
- be to a suitable scale of 1:1000, 1:1250 or 1:2500 for larger sites
- show the direction of north
- where possible, cover an A4 sheet of paper with the application site in the centre of the plan.
- show the application site boundary outlined in red; this should include all land necessary to carry out the proposed development (e.g. land required for access to the site from a public highway, visibility splays, landscaping, car parking and open areas around buildings
- show any other adjoining land owned by the applicant outlined in blue
- show adjoining road names and numbers
- identify sufficient roads and/or buildings on nearby land to ensure that the exact location of the application site is clear. For example, in rural areas you will normally need to show two named roads.