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Why do I need planning permission?

How do I apply for planning permission?

What is site location mapping?

What is site detail mapping?

What is the difference between map scales?

What is Protx?

How do I get my maps?

 

 

Why do I need planning permission?

For most property developments getting planning permission is a legal requirement. Its main purpose is to control the impact of buildings on the environment.

How do I apply for planning permission?

You will need to contact the planning officer at your local council to discuss what type of application is required. If you are applying for Full Permission, your application will need to include detailed site location plans showing the extent of your development. You will usually need to submit five or six copies to illustrate:

  • The location of your present site and its boundaries, with the layout of your proposed development.
  • The relationship of your development with the surrounding area.

Site location mapping

All applications must include copies of a location plan based on an up-to-date map at a scale of 1:1250, 1:2500 or in remote areas 1:10000. The number of copies required does vary, the regulations usually require one original plan together with a further three copies (if you order paper maps we supply you with six copies). The properties shown should be numbered or named to ensure that the exact location of the application site is clear.

Site detail mapping

The regulations usually require one original plan together with a further three copies (if you order paper maps we supply you with six copies). This should be drawn at a scale of at 1:500 or 1:200 and should accurately show the proposed development in relation to the site boundaries and other existing buildings on the site, with written dimensions including those to the boundaries.

Map scales

1:200 scale

One centimetre on a 1:200 scale map is equal to 200 centimetres (or 2 metres) on the ground. At this scale, roads, buildings, fences and landscape features are shown in detail. The shapes of individual buildings are accurately represented as well as being named or numbered.

1:200 scale map.

1:500 scale

One centimetre on a 1:500 scale map is equal to 500 centimetres (or 5 metres) on the ground. At this scale, roads, buildings, fences and landscape features are shown in detail. The shapes of individual buildings are accurately represented as well as being named or numbered.

1:500 scale map.

1:1250 scale

One centimetre on a 1:1250 scale map is equal to 1250 centimetres (or 12.5 metres) on the ground. At this scale, roads, buildings, fences and landscape features are shown in detail. The shapes of individual buildings are accurately represented as well as being named or numbered.

1:1250 scale map.

1:2500 scale

Most rural areas are covered at 1:2500 scale (1 centimetre on the map is equal to 2 500 centimetres – or 25 metres – on the ground). At this scale, roads, buildings, fences and landscape features are shown in detail. The shapes of individual buildings are accurately represented as well as being named or numbered.

1:2500 scale map.

1:10000 Scale

The whole of GB is covered at 1:10000 scale ( 1 centimetre on the map is equal to 10000 centimetres – or 100 metres – on the ground). This scale would be used for remote rural locations.

1:10,000 scale map.

What is Protx?

Protx provide secure online credit card and debit card payment solutions for thousands of online and mail order businesses across the UK. All transaction information passed between www.Planningapplicationmaps.co.uk and the Protx VSP Systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted. You can be completely secure in the knowledge that nothing you pass to the Protx servers via this website can be examined, used or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information.

Encryption and Data Storage

Once on our systems, all sensitive data is secured using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards used by, among others, the US Government. The encryption keys are held on state-of-the-art, tamper proof systems in the same family as those used to secure VeriSign's Global Root certificate, making them all but impossible to extract. The data we hold is extremely secure and we are regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.

Links to banks

Protx has multiple private links into the banking network that are completely separate from the Internet and which do not cross any publicly accessible networks. Any cardholder information sent to the banks and any authorisation message coming back is secure and cannot be tampered with.

Employee access

No individuals within Protx are able to decrypt transaction information or cardholder data. Our systems only allow access to our most senior staff and only in extenuating circumstances (such as investigations of Card Fraud by the Police). Your transaction information and customer card information is secure even form our own employees because our systems never display the full card numbers, even on administration screens.

How do I get my maps?

Once the order process is completed you will receive a conformation email to the email address you provided. your order is not attached to this email as this is not an automated service but your Invoice is attached as a PDF. your order is then processed by our team of fully trained mapping specialist with over 30 years of mapping experience. Once we have created your order it is then sent to you attached to an email with a copy of the copyright agreement, this process will take a hour on average. (please see delivery times page of website)

Opening emailed maps (which are sent in a tiff format)

If your computer is running windows XP or Vsta this file can be opened direct from the email using a program called windows picture and fax viewer, some email providers may not allow it to be opened direct from the mailbox, If this is the case you may have to download it to you desktop first and then open it using windows picture and fax viewer. If you try opening it direct from the email and get a blank page chances are that your computer is trying to open it in a different program. Many of the current photo shop packages once loaded try to open all tiff files. We recommend in these cases that you download the file to your desk top and then right click and select 'open with', this should give you a menu which you select windows picture and fax viewer. NB: for those who are using Macs the recommended program to open the file in is illustrator.

Printing the map file

Once the file is open in windows picture and fax viewer you can now print the file. The print icon is found in the bottom right hand corner of the page. A window will come up titled 'window wizard' this will take you step by step though the printing process, once completed printing you need to check that the map is to scale. The mapping mapping area box should be exactly 16 cm x 16cm, if this is not the case this is due to printer setting, this can be changed on the third step of the windows wizard. We recommend that the settings used are A4 paper and borderless printing (this may vary according to different printers). If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product please contact us on 02380511139 or info@planningapplicationmaps.co.uk