Save time and money with our location and site plan service.

Create location and site plans for planning & building control applications using our industry leading software. Whether you are a homeowner or a professional, ReQuestaPlan is an easy to use solution enabling you to download a DWG or print a PDF version of an OS map of a specific location.


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OS mapping software for site planning

  • Edit and re-download exiting plans
  • Automatically draws property boundaries
  • A range of scale options
  • PDF or DWG formats available
  • Pay-as-you-go or monthly billing options
  • Easy to use red and blue boundary tools
  • Colour palette and crosshatch patterns
  • Advanced drawing tools, measurement lines, outbuildings
  • 1:1200 maps available for professional accounts
  • AutoCAD compatible output for architects, engineers and construction professionals


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Homeowner approved

We help thousands of homeowners create local authority compliant location and site plans for planning & building control.

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Professional account options to make use of all the tools and to manage your businesses account in one place.

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Complete freedom

Edit and download existing plans to make potential amendments before submitting to your Local Planning Authority.

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How do I create a site or location plan?


1. Select format and orientation of plan

2. Automatically populate land boundaries

3. Mark proposed development using lines and shapes

4. Submit Plan


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Everything you need to know about location and site plan applications

A location plan indicates to a Local Planning Authority where the proposed development site is located and outlines the property on an OS Map. A site map indicates exactly where within the property you are looking to develop. To understand in more detail the difference between the two types of plans, we spoke to Jonathan Fincher, Business Development Manager.

To help Local Planning Authorities ensure they have consistent and accurate information the Government has issued a document entitled ‘Guidance on information requirements and invalidation’. Within this, they set out the necessary criteria that all site and location maps need to meet to be accepted at the point of application. This refers to features such as North Scale Indicators for direction, Scales to understand size and coloured boundaries to indicate locations. All site and location plans created using TerraQuest’s Planning Maps automatically meet these criteria. From only £8 per map, why not have a go and create your own map here to see how simple and efficient it is.

Yes, our plans come in PDF format for home users which can be easily printed using your regular printing software. You will need Adobe Reader to open the PDF format or, if you are using Windows 10 they can be opened in the native Windows app or MacOS preview, for users of Apple computers. Alternatively, if you submit your application online using the Planning Portal Application Service, you only need one digital version and the maps are uploaded prior to submission.

Planning permission is a complex process and planning authorities can reject a planning application for many reasons. If your planning application is rejected and the cause of the rejection is singularly shown to be down to the plan you purchased from TerraQuest and there is a technical issue as to why the plan is wrong, we will work with you to produce a correct plan. Planning applications that are rejected because of user error are unfortunately not covered by this service.

We want to help ensure you are receiving the best customer service and we understand you will want to preview your map before purchasing. Because of this, once you have drawn your plan, you can select the preview plan icon before paying. This shows the plan as it will be produced in the final output.

Yes, you can select to download your map in DWG format, which can be used with AutoCAD v19 or newer. If you are using an older version of AutoCAD, we recommend that you also download the free DWG Trueview software from Autodesk. This will allow you to open and resave DWGs as a compatible legacy version. Download DWG Trueview

Before purchase, if you realise you have made a mistake, you can return to your map and correct any errors using our drawing software, or re-centre your map to the correct location or even change the location of your map. We recommend you sign up for a free user account when using ReQuestaPlan as it will allow you to revisit your plans and click on edit after purchase. Here, you will be able to add or remove items from the plan for free, but will be unable to alter the scale, format, or orientation. If you are a guest user and would like to edit your map, we may consider a refund minus 50%. For more information, please refer to the ReQuestaPlan website Terms and Conditions.

1:2500 maps are only available for professional account users. Please register for an account and submit a Professional Account Request Form using the 'Professional' Link in the header on the homepage. Alternatively, please contact us at

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1:2500 maps
AutoCAD compatible output
Advanced drawing tools

Simple to Use

Automatically draws boundaries

Edit and re-download existing plans

Easy to use boundary tools

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Always Compliant

Edit and re-download existing plans with a range of scale options
PDF and DWG formats

Why do I need a location or site plan?

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Councils will reject plans that are invalid.

Most planning applications need a location plan which shows the proposal in its surrounding context and a site plan (also known as a block plan) which shows the development in more detail. It needs to display any roads and/or buildings on land adjoining the application site.

You can create and buy your location and site plans and attach them to your online application. If you are not sure whether your plans are suitable or require further assistance you should contact your Local Planning Authority for advice.

 View our guidance to help you better understand what your location plan and site plan should look like (PDF).

A Complete Planning Solution

We’ve built an end-to-end planning solution to reduce the time and costs associated with the planning process. We help local authorities to streamline processes by digitising plans and validating applications. With ReQuestaPlan we’ve built a fully digital service to create site and location plans that anyone can use.

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