Printing correctly scaled PDF plans and drawings
We understand that some Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) are having difficulty with scaling PDF plans and drawings correctly when printing them and instead requesting paper copies of plans.
If you are having these difficulties, please use our Guide to Correctly Scaling for print. This problem is easily resolved and the guide will lead you through a simple process to overcome the issue and also includes advice on printing A1 plans on A3 paper – very useful for LPAs without easy access to an A1 plotter or printer.
It is also worth noting that all plans and drawings submitted online via the Planning Portal contain measuring tools that can help to avoid the need to print. Further details about these tools and when they are applied can be accessed Here.
Equally if you’re a Planning Agent and submit your applications online, the measuring tools are added to your plans and drawings which can be accessed by downloading a copy of your application from your Portal account. This can then be sent to your client for information.
If you continue to have difficulties and would like further assistance, please contact Scott Alford.