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Floor plans show the relationship between rooms, space and other features such as walls, windows and doors in each storey of a building.
Existing and proposed floor plans are both needed for replacement or altered buildings unless the proposed development would not change the floor plan. For example, re-roofing or replacement windows.
The floor plan drawings you submit as part of your application must:
- be drawn to an appropriate metric scale for example, 1:50 or 1:100
- show clearly the proposed openings to match with the elevations
- show details of existing buildings where relevant, in relation to proposed buildings
- show clearly any walls or buildings that are being demolished
View our example plans for more details
If your application is for change of use where internal alterations are proposed the floor plans must show the existing and proposed layout of rooms.
You can find more details of what you need to submit in our guidance on sample drawings.
You can get help and advice from our Duty Planner on existing and proposed floor plans and planning applications.
You can get detailed feedback on your proposal by using our pre-application advice service.
Personal and confidential statement
We may publish any information you submit as part of your application. You must tell us if there is any information you do not want us to publish when you submit your application.
If however, we believe that this information is in the public interest, we reserve the right to publish it.
We may also decide parts of your submission are not in the public interest and may redact this information. This information may include telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures.
- When you need to submit this information
You must submit existing and proposed floor plans when you are making an application for:
- Agricultural development
- Certificate of lawful use for a proposed development
- Change of use
- Commercial, industrial and non-residential development
- Discharge of conditions
- Householder application
- Listed building consent
- Outline permission some matters reserved
- Residential conversion
- Residential new build
Depending on the details of your application, you may have to complete a form when you are submitting an application for:
- Lawful development certificate for an existing development
- Non-material amendment
- Removal or variation of conditions
- Validation requirements
- National requirement. You can find details of this requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework
- Local requirement. You can find details of this requirement in: