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Guidance notes for a full plan application

To complete a full plan application you will need to provide:

  • contact details for applicant and agent
  • location of the proposed building work
  • details of the method of timber treatment against longhorn beetle if the work is in Sandhurst or Crowthorne
  • information about the proposed work including the date you intend to start work and use of building
  • details of method used to achieve compliance with means of escape requirements (such as Approved Document B, BS 9999, fire engineered approach)
  • previous application numbers, if any (building regulations or planning)
  • plans and relevant supporting details, for example specifications, calculations etc
  • payment details for online payment


Your application should be submitted with a block plan (scale at least 1:1250) showing:

  • size and position of the building, or the building as extended and its relationship to adjoining boundaries
  • provision for the drainage of the building or extension
  • location and type of all trees within 30m of the proposal

You will also need to provide plans, elevations and sections with detailed specifications of proposed and existing defining the proposed work, to a scale of at least 1:100 and 1:50.

You will need to prepare accurate plans that are to scale and include a full specification for the work you intend to undertake. Fire precautions should be shown on your plans if the project relates to a premises which is designated under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005).

You may also need to send us structural calculations for any specialist or non-standard structural work - a structural engineer may need to prepare this for you.

Other experts may also need to provide information about specialist areas not in the expertise of the main designer, for example energy efficiency (Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP), Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM).

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