Trees are a material factor in development and construction projects, and subject to planning guidance. Our tree surveys assist landscape architects, planners, engineers and architects by identifying which trees are worth retaining and how to incorporate them into developments and new building layouts. We pride ourselves on our innovative approach to solving tree-related design issues and enhancing developments by ensuring the right trees are in the right position. We are specialists in managing trees near heritage building developments and have worked on many of the country’s most important historic buildings and landscapes.
BS 5837 (2012)
BS5837 (2012) ‘Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – Recommendations’ is the primary guidance for tree related planning applications and crucial for anyone working on development sites that include trees. We provide expert arboricultural services in line with this, including tree surveys identifying the constraints and opportunities posed by existing tree stock, Arboricultural Impact Assessments and Arboricultural Method Statements. We can also liaise with planning authorities and supervise development works affecting trees.
TPO Permissions and Representations
Tree Preservation Orders are administered by Local Planning Authorities and are made to protect trees that bring significant amenity benefit to the local area. We are able to submit specific detail for tree works on behalf of our clients, and where appropriate write reports in support of applications to undertake works to protected trees.
Tree Work Tenders and Supervision
We offer a professional contract management service where tree works are required in relation to project work. This includes remedial tree work, woodland thinning and tree planting. Detailed specifications and contract documents can be produced and tendered to established contractors for competitive quotes and contractor liaison and supervision can be carried out where necessary throughout the work.
Many developments require ecological reports as part of the planning regime. Working with our specialist partners Peak Ecology, we provide Ecological Impact Assessments, Phase 1 and 2 Habitat Surveys, and general protected species and species-specific walkover and desk-top surveys. Our services support planning applications particularly in view of Protected Species and Biodiversity Action Plan species and habitats, and we can also carry out full site surveys and reports in relation to Land Use and Ecology credits for both BREEAM and CSH. The Tree and Woodland Company also has significant experience producing supporting documents for Environmental Stewardship farm schemes and preparing nature conservation management plans and strategies.