Our planning drawings include:

  • Site location plans
  • Block plans
  • Floorplans
  • Elevation plans
  • Section plans
  • Roofplans etc.

Use the drop-downs to find out more about planning drawings.


We offer a comprehensive range of planning drawings to accompany planning applications, listed building consent applications and, occasionally, planning appeals. 

Some drawings are validation requirements, meaning you must submit them in order for your application to be considered. Other drawings are not essential but could significantly increase your chances of a successful outcome.

We will always be upfront with you about which drawings are essential and which are optional so that you can make informed decisions about your drawing requirements. 

Please note that our drawings are for planning purposes only, they cannot be used for construction.

We also offer building regulations drawings. You can find more information about these using the button below.

Building regs


We offer a wide range of planning drawings to cover the requirements of most types of planning and listed building consent applications. 

Here is a non-exhaustive list:

  • Location plans
  • Site/block plans
  • Floor plans
  • Sections
  • Elevations
  • Roof plans.

All of our drawings meet planning validation requirements, meaning they are drawn at the appropriate scales, include the relevant scale bars, show the direction of north etc. 

If you’re in need of a planning drawing that doesn’t appear on the above list, get in touch using the button below as we will still be able to assist you. 

If we cannot produce a drawing in house or a specialist architectural approach is required, we can commission drawings on your behalf.

We work alongside a number of well-reputed architectural firms with various specialisms (including heritage work) – you can find out more about our partners and external commissions using the buttons below.

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All planning applications must be accompanied by a location plan. Additional drawing requirements vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of application, the type of development, the site and its location. 

Part of our role as planning consultants is to investigate your development and the relevant validation requirements in order to provide you with detailed advice about what documents and drawings you require. 

We will always advise you which drawings are absolutely essential and which are simply advisable so you can make an informed decision about how best to spend your money.


If you have instructed Planning Direct to prepare planning drawings on your behalf, you can expect the process to go as follows:

1. Initial discussion & design brief

First, there will be an initial design discussion with your architectural technician and planning consultant to discuss your design requirements and expectations. Your technician and/or consultant may suggest changes are made in order to satisfy planning policies and/or technical building requirements. Together, a design brief will be agreed.

2. Preparation of a draft set of plans

Once the design brief has been agreed, your architectural technician will prepare a draft set of plans. The drafts will be sent to you by email for your input and comments.

3. Second discussion & alterations

Once you’ve had a chance to review your draft plans, a second discussion with your architectural technician and planning consultant will be arranged. This will give you the opportunity to discuss any concerns you have with the draft plans or any alterations you require. Your technician and/or consultant may explain why certain design choices have been made so that you can make an informed decision about how you wish to proceed.

If you decide that you would like some changes to be made to the plans following the second discussion with your technician and consultant, this is the time to request them.

4. Preparation of a final set of plans

Your architectural technician will then prepare your final set of plans. Your technician will incorporate all of the changes you have requested following your second design discussion. Once ready, your final set of plans will be sent to you by email for your sign off. 

In most cases, you will need to pay an additional fee if you decide you would like further changes to be made once the final set of plans has been sent to you. 

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