We work to find a balance between development and the protection of trees. Using various surveys and assessments, we provide expert advice to avoid any possible damage to any trees on a development site.

Planning authorities expect developers to demonstrate, within their development proposal, ways in which they will consider existing trees. This should be completed at the pre-design stage and consulted throughout the development process.

We offer the following surveys and plans throughout the development process:

PRE-DESIGN STAGE

  • Topographical Surveys: These surveys are used to create maps of an area that show its physical features and height.
  • Tree Constraints Plan: This is a site plan that shows possible tree-related constraints to development such as shading, loss of trees, etc.

POST DESIGN STAGE (PLANNING STAGE)

  • Tree Protection Plan: This plan records all existing conditions, evaluates existing trees, and helps to reduce the risk of any type of tree damage.
  • Arboricultural Impact Assessment: This is used to assess the potential impact of a development project on trees within the area.
  • Tree Protection Specification: This shows the measures that need to be taken in order to ensure the safety and long-term well-being of retained trees.

POST PLANNING APPROVAL (CONDITION DISCHARGE)

  • Arboricultural Method Statement: This statement provides thorough details on how the development process will be executed. For example, how construction works can be carried out close to trees without causing damage.
  • Arboricultural Monitoring Program: The arboricultural monitoring program is essential to assess the impacts of tree planting campaigns and management programs.

Once finalised, we provide a detailed arboricultural impact assessment and tree protection specification to accompany your planning submission. Contact us for inquires on any arboricultural aspect of your development design and planning.

 

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