Planning & Development

T8cThe growing requirements of ever changing planning guidance and legislation plus the current financial climate means that the early consideration of trees with professional arboricultural involvement has never been more important. Resulting delays caused by invalidation of applications or the requirements of pre-commencement conditions are more costly than ever. Failure to demonstrate compliance with conditions can lead to the local planning authority refusing to issue a certificate of lawful development, making resale of the development difficult.

We specialise in producing clear, effective and comprehensive documentation to support and inform development projects. We can provide advice at an early stage to avoid conflicts and to identify potential planning issues and solutions. We can oversee all arboricultural issues from the early stages of planning through to the end of the development. Our Consulting Arborists have many years of practical experience and understand the requirements of the local planning authorities, we also understand that our recommendations need to be simple, achievable and cost effective.

DSC09654Services offered:

Informal advice on tree constraints and development potential
Outline masterplan assessments and guidance
BS5837 2012 tree surveys and pre application reports.

Feedback on proposed layouts / design guidance summaries
Desktop surveys for application validation
Arboricultural impact assessments and arboricultural method statements
Arboricultural planting and landscaping schemes and method statements

Subsequent re-assessment of non-material and material amendments
Working drawings to accompany specific design elements
Root investigations and reports to inform foundation design
Site inspections and records of compliance with conditions

Arboricultural assessments, valuations and reports for appeals against conditions or planning refusal
Representation for planning committees
Third party planning objections
TPO objections, evaluation and reviews
Management plans for S106 agreements