Details for Plans to form part of the Application

The following plans must be submitted along with each application for permission.

  • Location Plan
  • Site Plan
  • Front & Side Elevations
  • Floor Plans
  • Subdivision Plan
  • Detailed Drawings for Advertisement
  • Height and Building Setbacks

(i) All plans should clearly indicate the scale to which they are drawn.
(ii) Location and site plans should show the north point.

(I) Location Plan:

A topographical map superimposed on a cadastral map, normally at a scale of 1:2500 to identify the site. Both maps are available at the Department of Lands and Surveys. All roads and landmarks must be named for the purpose of identification. If no landmarks can be identified on the map, state approximate distance and direction to the nearest one. The site to be developed should be highlighted.

(II) Site Plan:

A plan based on the cadastral map available from the Department of Lands and Surveys, normally drawn to a scale of 1:250 and 1:500. It should show:

  1. boundaries and dimensions of the site;
  2. the position of existing and proposed buildings on the site. (Indicate if existing building(s) or mature trees will be demolished;
  3. the position and width of existing registered and proposed access;
  4. circulation pattern and layout of parking spaces and proposals for landscaping;
  5. distance of proposed buildings from site boundaries other buildings on and existing/proposed roads and other forms of access; on site. (Distances should be the shortest distance from the building or part of the building including eaves and steps or staircases)
  6. proposed surface drainage and existing major drainage features e.g. guts, culverts;
  7. proposed sewerage system; and
  8. location of excavations.

(III) Front & Side Elevations:

The Board reserves the right to request the back and/or other side elevation. An elevation drawing shall show:

  • proposed building including the original and proposed slope of the land, any retaining walls and other structures; and
  • the stated height of the building from the proposed grade to the highest point of the roof.

(IV) Floor Plans:

A floor plan should show:

  • the size and shape of each building;
  • the layout of all rooms and their dimensions;
  • the names of the rooms to indicate their usage and
  • the location and size of all windows and door openings

Failure to submit correctly and fully completed plans and application forms may result in your application being deferred or refuse

(V) Subdivision Plan:

A plan based on the cadastral map available from the Department of Lands and Surveys, normally drawn to a scale of 1:250 and 1:500. It should show:

  • the position, number, shape and area of each proposed lot.
  • existing roads (give names where possible)
  • details of roads including the alignment, width and type of surface;
  • existing and proposed surface water drainage details including direction; of flow, culverts and drains;
  • provision for open space;
  • location of archaeological, historical and scientific sites on the parcel to be subdivided
  • location of existing buildings and their distance from boundary line and
  • scheme showing road reserves and lot layout of the remainder of parcel where the application is to subdivide only a portion of the parcel
  • contour lines at 2 metre intervals.
  • grid north

Longitudinal and cross sections of proposed roads including details of drains, culverts etc. may be requested.

(VI) Detailed Drawings for Advertisement

These are drawings of the proposed sign showing the design dimensions, wording and the method of fixing. Where the sign is to be fixed to a building the elevation of the building incorporating the sign should be submitted.

(VII) Height and Building Setbacks

Minimum setback of buildings from side boundary is 6ft. and from front and back boundary is 16ft. or 2/3 the height of the building, whichever is greater.