A Block Plan is also called a Site plan.

For more information on when you might use a Location Plan please see our Free Guide to Block Plans for Planning Applications

All of our Block Plans or Site Plans are guaranteed to meet your council's requirements for planning applications

Definition of Block Plan or Site Plan

A Block Plan or Site Plan is a map drawn to a suitable metric scale which shows the detail of a development or proposed development.

Most Block or Site plans are based on Ordnance Survey Mastermap®, with additional data overlaid.


Block Plans plans must use a standard metric scale. For planning applications these are typically 1:100, 1:200 and 1:500


North must be shown clearly on the map.

The maps must show the entire development or proposed development site.

The map must be correctly licensed for use.

The development or proposed development site should be outlined in Red.

For planning applications any other nearby land owned by the applicant should be outlined in blue.

For planning applications the map must be recent, normally not more than 18 months old.


Example of an acceptable Block Plan



Where can you get more help?

Free Guide to Block Plans for Planning Applications

Free Guide to the Planning Process