Environmental protection considerations are essential in development plan applications. Here, a strategic planting scheme contributes positively to the area’s landscape and local character. They also contribute to creating pleasant, safe, and attractive environments for residential and corporate development.
Planting scheme overview
A well-formulated planting scheme combines design and arboriculture knowledge along with client requirements. This prepared layout indicates the plant species, their quantities, and their layout in each area. The scheme must include images of these plants so that they can be easily visualised.
The necessity of a planting scheme
A meticulous planting scheme contributes to the overall success of the development. Costly delays are prevented through consideration of and preparation for all potential outcomes. One of many documents that aid in this endeavour is a tree constraints plan, indicating potential damage caused by trees and their roots.
Planting schemes necessitate careful consideration of the plants chosen and their eventual location. Plants are more likely to thrive since they’re carefully matched to the area’s soil type, sunlight, and shelter. This planning also aids in effective budgeting since cost comparisons form part of plant selection. Effective planting schemes further allow for various parts of the garden to be in bloom throughout the year, which results in ongoing interest.
How it works
These plans should find the balance between development and tree protection. Through various surveys and assessments, I offer advice that aims to avoid potential damage to the site and trees already growing on a development site. Effective planting schemes work to give back to the environment, should tree removal be required.
There are three stages in the development process:
- Pre-design stage
- Post-design stage
- Post-planning approval
The first stage includes a planting scheme, topographical surveys, tree planting schemes and a tree constraints plan. Once finalised, I provide a detailed arboricultural impact assessment and tree protection specification to accompany the planning application.
Planting schemes form an integral part of site development and construction. Successful planning ensures the preservation of existing plants and trees in the area, and the mindful introduction of new species. Contact me for inquiries regarding any arboricultural aspects of your development planning.