Site plans are an essential piece of information for any type of construction or location, new or existing. In the days gone by we had to trundle here and there looking for published maps and references only to find that a few months later they were sadly out of date. Thankfully those days have gone and technology has ensured site plans are now easy to access online and are updated regularly.
The procedure to purchase any kind of site map online is absurdly easy: simply enter the desired location (either address or by postcode alone) and you will instantly see a birds-eye view of your specified address complete with grid references which can be cropped and resized as required.
It is usual practice for websites to offer a size ratio of 1:200 which is ideal size for local authority planning applications and submissions. The map will cover an average of 32m x 32m (approx 34 yards x 34 yards or 100 feet) squared around the property in question.
Generally speaking an online site map licence allows the purchaser to print a maximum of 6 copies of each plan. If further copies are required it would be best to contact the website directly.
Site plans come in various sizes, the largest being a ratio of 1:2500 which covers an area of 400m x 400m (approx 437 yards x 437 yards or 1312 feet).
Accurate site plans ensure that building regulations are being adhered to and are in use for new developments as well as for extensions and property upgrades. Site plans are also required for public ground such as local authority-owned car parks and retail park sites.
The UK as a whole use site plans to verify ownership, boundaries and to solve legal issues and as such the site plan is a true and graphic illustration of a particular arrangement of building, annexes and open space.
Site plans are invaluable in so many aspects of building development and when you choose to purchase your site plans online you can be sure you are purchasing the most recently updated version.
If you’re looking for site plans then look no further than getmapping.com where you’ll also be able to find location plans.