Householder planning applications

Plans and drawings – site location

A site location plan shows the site in relation to the wider area, so anyone looking at the plans can quickly and easily identify the location.

Site location plans:

  • are usually drawn to a scale of 1:1250 for urban sites, but may be 1:2500 for rural sites

  • must have the scale bar printed clearly on the plan itself

  • must have at least two cross streets visible and labelled

  • must show the site – house and garden – edged in red, while any other land owned by the applicants, such as an adjoining site or paddock or field, may be edged in blue

  • must have an arrow that points to the north

  • are not usually rotated on the page – north is usually the top of the page

Next page: plans and drawings – site layout.