A Location Plan is also called a Site Location plan.

For more information on when you might use a Location Plan please see our free guide to location plans

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

Definition of Location Plan

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

Most Site Location plans are based on Ordnance Survey Mastermap®.


Location plans must use a standard metric scale. For planning applications these are typically 1:1,250 and 1:2,500. For rural areas the scale may be 1:5,000 or 1:10,000


North must be shown clearly on the map.

The maps must show enough roads to be able to locate the development. This is usually at least 2 named roads.

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 site location plan


Where can you get more help?

Free Guide to Location Plans for Planning Applications

Free Guide to the Planning Process