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UK Planning Maps were great to deal with,was able to speak to a very helpful man who understood exactly what was needed.Absolutely excellent.


Exactly as required for a planning application.

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Once I had cracked procedures over internet I was very happy. Direct phone contact was most helpful to somebody not too well up on modern technology !

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Quick and efficient service I downloaded my map within a few minutes of buying it.

Mr Blanch

Needed 2 maps for planning permission, all downloaded and printed off within about 5-10 minutes. Excellent website 5stars!

Mr Perkins

Very good from Stock to delivery

Mr Wooldridge

Very quick service very reasonable price Easy to use web site No complaints whatsoever

.Stephen Flinn

Needed a location plan for building an extension. This site was one of the links from the council site, but we'd already seen it when searching for a site to use. Easy to follow instructions and good site drawing tools. Also competitive prices.


This would appear to be the correct map for our planning application. We just had to put in the postcode, select the address and the scale specified by planning and outline the property. It was easy to access and create online, with a variety of scales available and available to print as soon as payment was made.


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Great value for the price paid, will definitely use again


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Quick easy and simple to follow, maps were received very quickly.

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Site Location Plan At a Glance

Normal Scales: 1:1,250 and 1:2,500

Paper Size: A4 or A3

Coverage: Urban 4 hectares, Rural 16 hectares

File Type: PDF or Printed copies

Must include: North Arrow, Scale, Licence Number

Colour Format: Black and White or Colour

Should show entire property and normally 1 or 2 named roads


What is a Site Location Plan?

All planning applications* need a site location plan (also known as a location plan) which shows the proposal in its surrounding context and a block plan (also known as a site plan) which shows the development in more detail.
These plans enable the local planning authority (LPA) to identify the land to which the application refers to and should be based on an up-to-date Ordnance Survey map. This guide outlines what plans you must submit with your application. You can create and buy both sets of plans from Stanfords and attach them to your online application. If you are posting your application, three copies plus the original are required.

Site location plan:

  • Should be at an identified standard metric scale (typically 1:1250 or 1:2500 for larger sites) and should show the direction North.
  • It should be scaled to fit on either A4 or A3 paper
  • Show sufficient roads and/or buildings on land adjoining the application site
  • Show application site boundary and all land necessary to carry out the proposed
  • development i.e. land required for access to the site from the road, outlined in red
  • A blue line should be drawn around any other land owned by the applicant, close to or
  • adjoining the application site.

*This guidance is based on the criteria set out in the Government guidance document Guidance on information requirements and validation. Please note that other plans may be requested by your LPA as part of its local level requirements.

What Maps are used for Site Location Plans?

Your council will require up to date high quality mapping. Along with most other providers we offer Location Plans based on Ordnance Survey Matermap® data. As the National Mapping Agency of Great Britain their coverage is unrivalled and it's guaranteed to be accepted by your planning department.

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

What does the Site Location Plan need to show?

It should show the application site boundary and all land necessary to carry out the proposed development i.e. land required for access to the site from the road. In practice this often means your house and it's garden front and back to the road. Many Councils ask for your Location Plan to show 2 named roads to enable them to locate the development.

You need to mark out the boundary of your application site in red. If you own other land nearby this should be outlined in blue.

What File Type are you required to submit?

You will need to upload at PDF if you are submitting your application online via the planning portal. If you are submitting paper copies of your application you can order the PDF with paper copies.

It's important not to print your PDF at home, as every paper copy of the map should be licensed. Please order the paper copies with your map to ensure you are using licensed copies.

How Much will the Site Location Plan cost?

You can create your Site Location Plan yourself online which can cost as little as £13.00 + VAT for the pdf. Some companies do charge more than this so it does pay to shop around.

Bear in mind that if you buy from one of the Suppliers that pay to advertise on the Planning Portal your map will cost more, however it is exactly the same map as provided by all the Ordnance Survey licensed partners.

If you have your architect create your plan you will also need to pay their fees as well.

Diagram of Site Location Plan

Please review our diagram of a Site Location Plan. This shows the necessary elements of your Site Location Plan.

Location Plan for Planning Application

Where can you get more help?

Our Guide to the Planning Process

What is a Site Plan or Block Plan

1:1250 Scale Site Location Plan