What Plans are Needed?

Guidance Note and Check List (PDF)

Location Plan – at a scale of 1:2500 or smaller.  This must identify the land to which the proposal relates and its situation in relation to the locality and neighbouring land.  The application site requires to be outlined in red with any adjoining land owned by the applicant in blue.

Site Plan - at a scale of 1:500 or smaller and should show:

  1. the direction of North;
  2. general access arrangements, landscaping, car parking and open areas around buildings;
  3. the proposed development in relation to the site boundaries and other existing buildings on the site, with written dimensions including those to the boundaries;
  4. the extent and type of any hard surfacing;
  5. boundary treatment including walls/gates or fencing where this is proposed.

Most types of application require other plans necessary to make the application valid, these include the following:

Existing and proposed elevations - at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 which should:

  1. show the proposed works in relation to what is already there;
  2. show all sides of the proposal;
  3. indicate, where possible, the proposed building materials and the style, materials and finish of windows and doors;
  4. include blank elevations (if only to show that that this is the case);
  5. 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 of each property.

Existing and proposed floor plans - at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 which should:

  1. explain the proposal in detail;
  2. show where existing buildings or walls are to be demolished;
  3. show details of the existing building(s) as well as those for the proposed development;
  4. show new buildings in context with adjacent buildings (including property numbers where applicable).

Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor and site levels - at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 which should:

  1. show a cross section(s) through the proposed building(s);
  2. where a proposal involves a change in ground levels, show both existing and finished levels to include details of foundations and eaves and how encroachment onto adjoining land is to be avoided;
  3. to include full information to demonstrate how proposed buildings relate to existing site levels and neighbouring development;
  4. 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 (unless, in the case of a development of an existing house, the levels are evident from floor plans and elevations).

Roof plans – at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 to show the shape of the roof and specifying details such as the roof material, vents and their location.

Planning Permission

  • Planning application form
  • Ownership certificate
  • Fee
  • Location plan, site plan and other plans (see what plans do I need?)
  • Pre-application consultation report (major applications only)
  • Design statement or design and access statement (if applicable see above)
  • ICNIRP declaration for telecommunications antenna

Planning Permission in Principle

  • Planning application form
  • Ownership certificate
  • Fee
  • Location plan -  must include the location of the access points to the site where access is to be taken from an existing road. 
  • Pre-application consultation report (major applications only)

Approval of Matters Specified in Conditions

  • Planning application form – describe the matter(s) for which application is being made
  • Ownership certificate
  • Fee
  • Location plan, site plan and other plans (see what plans do I need above?)
  • Design statement or design and access statement if applicable

Section 42 Applications – develop land without complying with conditions

  • Planning application form (recommended) or letter with name and address of applicant and or agent
  • Ownership certificate
  • Supporting statement setting out which conditions the application seeks to vary or delete
  • Pre-application consultation report (major applications only)

Renewals 

  • Planning application form (recommended)
  • Ownership certificate
  • Letter – with name and address of applicant and /or agent
  • Details of original planning permission

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Contact Us

Development Management
Environmental Services
The Moray Council
PO Box 6760, Elgin
IV30 9BX

0300 1234561

development.control@moray.gov.uk

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