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Architect drawing a building

TerraQuest News

- Jul 2020

What is the difference between a site plan and a location plan?

Planning applications often require you to submit a site and location plan. A common question TerraQuests ReQuestaPlan team gets asked is, what is the difference between the two?

Site Plans

Site plans, also known as block plans, show the proposed development in relation to the property boundary. They are usually submitted at a scale of either 1:200 or 1:500.

Site plans should include the size and position of the existing building and any extensions proposed, in relation to the property boundary. They should include the position/use of any other buildings within the property boundary. Lastly, they should include the position and width of any adjacent streets.

Location Plans

Location plans show the proposed development in relation to its surrounding properties, must be based on an up-to-date map and at an identified standard metric scale, typically 1:1250 or 1:2500.

The site of the proposed development needs to be outlined in red and any other land owned by the applicant that is close to or adjoining the site needs to be outlined in blue.

If you are unsure about whether you require more assistance, please contact your local authority for advice.

ReQuestaPlan is designed to allow simple and intuitive creation of location and site plans that are submitted during the planning and building control process. With ReQuestaPlan, you can pay per map or alternatively you can apply for a profession account.