Local Authorities are now placing a much greater emphasis on the importance of trees, hedges and woodland within the planning process and will require relevant information to support a planning application when trees, hedges or woodlands are identified within a development site. If you are intending to build within close proximity of trees on your development site, the Local Authority will now expect a professional tree survey in accordance with BS5837:2012 to be carried out and this should form an essential part of a successful planning application. It is very likely that your planning application will not be validated without one.
We always advise contacting us at the pre-application stage after a topographical survey has been carried out so that we can offer advice before your development site plans are drawn up and submitted to ensure that the plans provide minimal arboricultural impact from the outset. A topographical survey is an exercise undertaken by a land surveyor and is a detailed, accurate plan of a specific site or area of land. It will identify all relevant existing natural and artificial features such as; buildings, site boundaries, trees, utilities covers, site levels and many other attributes. The gathered data is usually presented on a CAD drawing.
We can liaise directly with the assigned Local Authority Tree Officer to help make planning consent for your development more likely.
Reports are supplied electronically in PDF format for ease of sharing and all plans are produced in-house using AutoCAD.
- BS5837:2012 Tree Survey
- Tree Constraints Plans (TCP)
- Arboricultural Implications Assessments (AIA) and Tree Protection Plans (TPP) and Arboricultural Method Statements (AMS)
- Arboricultural Supervision and Site Monitoring for Development Sites
- Airspade Services and Root Excavation
Please contact us to discuss your requirements in further detail and we will be able to submit a fee proposal for consideration within your project.