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OS Planning Maps FAQs

Before contacting the National Map Centre, please look through our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for please call us on 01634 238238, email us at info@planningmaps.co.uk or use the CONTACT FORM on this site.

Planning Questions

Why do I need planning permission?

If you are you extending your property, carrying out a small building project, installing solar panels or need a plan for exterior signage, you will probably have to apply for planning permission from your local authority.

For most property developments getting planning permission is a legal requirement. It's main purpose is to control the impact of buildings on the environment. The planning office may require up to six copies, which National Map Centre's Planning Pack can provide quickly and efficiently.

How do I apply for planning permission?
What is a Title Plan?
Does the Title Plan show my boundary?

OS Planning Maps Delivery Questions

How quickly will I get my OS Planning Maps?

Because maps for planning applications have to meet local authority requirements, we prefer to have experts create them for you rather than leave it to a computer, and thereby minimise the risk of rejection. Our OS Planning Maps, therefore, are produced in normal working hours.

DXF and PDF Maps by E-mail

In office hours despatch is generally between 15 minutes and 90 minutes from receipt, but is always within 24 working hours. Out of hours orders are processed within 2 hours of the start of the next working day.

Paper Maps

These are sent by 1st class post same day if the order is received by 3pm and always within 24 working hours.

What is your returns policy?

Other Help & Support

How can I print maps at the correct size?

Maps provided as A4 will print correctly on most laser and inkjet A4 printers.  Please ensure your printer prints at 100% sizing - i.e. not "fit to page" or any scaling, as your map needs to be precisely to scale.

Which payment methods can I use?

packWhat is a Planning Pack?

Are you extending your property, carrying out a small building project, installing solar panels or need a plan for exterior signage?

You may have to apply for planning permission from your local authority. They may require up to six copies of a Location Map (1:1250 scale) or Block Plan (1:500 scale); or they could request a Planning Pack comprising both scales, all of which National Map Centre can provide quickly and efficiently.

  • Location Maps and Block Plans can also be used for home referencing, insurance claims, conveyancing and in presentations and reports.
     
  • Location Maps and Block Plans are available for any location in Great Britain.
      
  • Location Map and Block Plan data purchased on this website comes with a one year internal business use copyright licence which allows you to produce printed copies for your own use.

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