If you’ve received notice that a neighbour is planning to extend their property or that land close to you is going to be developed, your first concern is whether it will affect you, and if so, how. Will it block out light? Will it impact traffic and parking? As a member of the general public, you’ll want to see detailed and accurate plans showing just how you and your local environment will be affected. Planning applications need to meet certain standards in order to communicate this information effectively, and they won’t even be considered by authorities unless those standards are met. So what if you’re thinking of extending your own property: how do you go about preparing planning maps?
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