Ordnance Survey (OS) Mapping Information
How to make, search and track planning applications, plus advice, guidance and more.
For a planning application to be valid, you must submit a map extract. When you submit a Planning or Building Warrant Application, you are required to attach a location plan showing where the development is taking place in relation to surrounding roads and other buildings.
OS mapping is the most effective base map to use as it is easily recognised by Planning staff. Maps are usually provided at scales of 1:2500 or 1:1250 depending on the location. In rural areas a map showing the site's relationship to the wider area should also be provided.
OS mapping must be properly acknowledged with the appropriate OS copyright text and licensing number.
You can search for your nearest OS map stockist using the link below: