Plans shall be drawn in a scale of 1:100 unless the Council has previously agreed following a request made by the applicant (in writing) that an alternative scale is acceptable.
Regulations approved by the Government state that plans should show:
- The extent of the boundary of the building (if relevant), and any external and internal walls of the building and, if different, the perimeter of the premises
- The ways in and out of the premises
- The location of escape routes if different from the ways in and out
- If the premises are to be used for more than one existing licensable activity, the area for each activity
- Where alcohol is supplied the location(s) where alcohol is consumed
- Any structure which may interfere with any persons use of exits or escape routes
- If there is a stage or raised area, the location of these and their height from the floor
- If there are any steps, stairs, elevators or lifts - their location
- The location of an toilets
- The location of any fire fighting equipment and any other safety equipment
- The location of any kitchen.
The plan may include a ‘key’ which refers to the above by means of a symbol.
Colour coding of plans
In order that there is a consistent approach to the colouring of plans applicants are requested to comply with the following advice:
- The extent of the boundary of the building and any external and internal walls of the building and, if different, the perimeter or the premises to be edged in black
- The location of entrances exits and escape routes to be edged in green
- Fire safety and other safety equipment to be indicated by a red star
- Areas for supply of alcohol edged in blue
- Areas for Provision of Regulated Entertainment edged in orange
- Areas for Provision of late night refreshment edged in yellow
- Fixed structures including furniture to be hatched in brown.