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What copyright rules are there?

What copyright rules are there?

Plans, drawings and material submitted to us are protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1988 Act).  You may only use material which is downloaded and /or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans.  Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner.

Ordnance Survey Copyright

Please be aware that all plans based on Ordnance Survey mapping are protected by Crown Copyright. Examples of misuse are:

  • Mapping which has no acknowledgement (no valid OS licence number/statement) or the acknowledgement has been change
  • Mapping which has visible watermarking
  • The map is from Land Registry
  • The plan displays the following type of wording: ‘You are not permitted to copy, sub-licence, distribute or sell any of this data to third parties in any form’
  • The map has been photocopied directly or from a book/leaflet
  • Maps that have been used for previous applications
  • Evidence of cutting and sellotaping or using correcting fluid.

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