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Informative Things to Know About a Block Plan

What is a Block Plan?

A block plan is a detailed map showcasing the site and its immediate surroundings, often required for various legal or application processes like land transfer or planning applications. It is typically drawn to a suitable metric scale, such as 1:100, 1:200, or 1:500, to display the specifics of existing or proposed developments. Additionally, a block plan assists those handling your application in precisely locating your site.

Previously, the term “block plan” was interchangeable with “site plan,” both displaying the development site but with differences in focus. A site plan provides more intricate details of the site’s contents and extent, while a block plan concentrates less on the site itself and more on the surrounding area.

Requirements of a Block Plan:

  1. Clearly indicate the north direction on the map.
  2. Encompass the entire development or proposed development site.
  3. Ensure proper licensing for map usage.
  4. Highlight the development or proposed development in red.
  5. For planning applications, outline any neighboring land relevant to the application in blue.
  6. For planning applications, use a map that is recent, generally not older than 18 months.

Block Plans are needed for the following purposes:

  1. Planning applications: These applications seek permission for physical development or changes in land or building use.
  2. Listed building and conservation area consent: Consent is necessary for altering or extending a listed building.
  3. Prior notification applications: These are made when erecting or extending an agricultural building.
  4. Building control applications: Structural work proposals must comply with building regulations.
  5. Land registration applications.
  6. Connecting with utilities: New or additional gas, electricity, or water supply applications require this.
  7. License applications.

Cost of a Block/Site Plan:

You have the option to create your plan online, which can cost as little as £8.50 + VAT for a PDF version. However, different companies may charge varying prices, so it’s advisable to compare rates. Keep in mind that if you have an architect create the plan, you’ll need to cover their fees as well.

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Here’s all to know about getting a Location plan

What is a location plan?  

A location plan is a document that may be required by a planning authority, as a part of a planning application. A location plan provides an illustration of the proposed development in its surrounding area.  

It must be based on a up to date map and at an identified standard metric scale.  

A site location plan should include: 

  • A 1:250 or 1:2500 scale 
  • A red line marked up to show where planning is sought, or with a blued line to show any other property owned on the plan.  
  • A larger area of land than a ‘block plan’. (Often called a ‘site plan’) 
  • The general locality of a site requiring planning consent  
  • Mapping features like property outlines, roads, and other geographical boundaries  
  • A north point and copyright information.  

Will you need a location plan?  

Most planning applications need a location plan which shows the proposal in its surrounding context.  

How much does a location plan cost?  

In addition, locations plans can vary on costs depending on the scale chosen, the mapping chosen, and the company. A plan at 1:1250 scale typically costs between £8 and £20. Whereas, a 1:2500 scale plan costs between £55 and £75.   

The difference between a location plan and a site plan –  

A location plan is different from a site plan, which is specifically focused on providing more detail of the development within the site boundaries. However, a block plan may give a slightly wider illustration of the immediate area surrounding the site.  

How to get a plan –  

If you are unsure about what you need or how to apply for a locations plan, you can get in contact with Pro Arkitects and we will be able to help. Furthermore, use the contact us button down below and a member of our staff will be able to advise and assist you.  

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