Getting a location plan

When you submit any planning application you must include copies of a location plan (also known as a block plan).

This is basically a map showing the surrounding area with a red line outlining the specific site in the application.

What needs to be included?

The location plan must be based on an up to date map and at an identified standard metric scale (typically 1:1250 or 1:2500). In exceptional circumstances plans of other scales may also be required.

One copy will be required (unless submitted electronically).

Plans should, wherever possible, show at least two named roads and surrounding buildings. The properties shown should be numbered or named to ensure that the exact location of the application site is clear.

The application site should be edged clearly with a red line.

It should include all the land necessary to carry out the proposed development - for example, land required for access to the site from a public highway, visibility splays (sight lines for road junctions and driveways), landscaping, car parking and open areas around buildings.

A blue line should be drawn around any other land owned by the applicant, close to or adjoining the application site.

Purchasing a location plan

There are two ways of generating this plan:

Nearest outlets


CreatePrint, 59 Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU


Chorley Borough Council, Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1AL

The Print Quarter, Cottam Street, Chorley, PR7 2DT

St Helens

St Helens Chamber, Salisbury Street, Off Chalon Way, St Helens, WA10 1FY

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