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Application plans

Policy driverCircular 06/2005|External link
National Planning Policy Framework|External link Paragraph 192
Type of application
  • For all applications where new building work is proposed
Geographic locations where this information is requiredWhere relevant.
What information is required
  • To ensure that we have adequate plans to enable the assessment of an application we will require the following plans where relevant for all applications.

    Existing and proposed plans at an identified standard metric scale of (e.g.) 1:50 or 1:100 of -


    floor plans

    site section

    finished floor and site levels

    roof plans

    the relationship to adjoining development, including levels, where this could be affected by the proposal

Where to look for further assistanceIf, after reading the 'Further Information' you are still unsure about the information to submit please contact the Council’s Planning Enquiry Line on 01422 392237.

Further Information

Please note that copies of the submitted plans are not issued with the decision, and it is the applicant's or agent's responsibility to keep a record of which plans have been submitted and any subsequent amendments. The decision notice will identify which plans the decision has been based upon.

Existing and proposed elevations (e.g. at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100). These should be drawn to a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 and show clearly the proposed works in relation to what is already there. All sides of the proposal must be shown and these should indicate, where possible, the proposed building materials and the style, materials and finish of windows and doors. Blank elevations must also be included; if only to show that this is in fact the case.


Where a proposed elevation adjoins another building or is in close proximity, the drawings should clearly show the relationship between the buildings, and detail the positions of the openings on each property.

Existing and proposed floor plans (e.g. at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100) These should be drawn to a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 and should explain the proposal in detail. Where existing buildings or walls are to be demolished these should be clearly shown. The drawings submitted should show details of the existing building(s) as well as those for the proposed development. New buildings should also be shown in context with adjacent buildings (including property numbers where applicable).


Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor and site levels (e.g. at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100) The plans should be drawn at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100, showing a cross section(s) through the proposed building(s). In all cases where a proposal involves a change in ground levels, illustrative drawings should be submitted to show both existing and finished levels to include details of foundations and eaves and how encroachment onto adjoining land is to be avoided.

Full information should also be submitted to demonstrate how proposed buildings relate to existing site levels and neighbouring development. Such plans should show existing site levels and finished floor levels (with levels related to a fixed datum point off site) and also show the proposals in relation to adjoining buildings. This will be required for all applications involving new buildings.

In the case of householder development, the levels may be evident from floor plans and elevations, but particularly in the case of sloping sites it will be necessary to show how proposals relate to existing ground levels or where ground levels outside the extension would be modified. Levels should also be taken into account in the formulation of design and access statements.

Roof plans (e.g. at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100) A roof plan is used to show the shape of the roof and is typically drawn at a scale smaller than the scale used for the floor plans. Details such as the roofing material and their location are typically specified on the roof plan.

Last Updated: 15/06/2016