Drawing standard - site layout plan

A site layout plan, sometimes called a block 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 both 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.

Please make sure the above plan clearly indicates: 

  • what is existing
  • what is proposed
  • what is to be demolished.

Plan requirements

Site layout plans should show:

  • a scale bar or a measured dimension
  • scale of 1:200 or 1:500
  • the proposed development, all existing buildings and structures, the garden and other open areas
  • any proposed buildings shaded for clear identification
  • the position and size of existing and proposed hard surfaced areas, such as parking spaces, turning areas, and paths
  • the whole of the boundary of the property, indicating the position and height of all boundary walls and fences
  • any buildings to be demolished
  • details of all trees, and include position, spread and species (oak, ash, etc)
  • trees proposed for felling
  • all roads/footpaths/public rights of way adjoining the site
  • all existing buildings and structures on the 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)
  • the direction of north.

You can buy an OS site plan from the Planning Portal website.