Tree Report for Planning and Development

A tree report for planning and development is a document that provides information about the trees located on a site that is being considered for development. The report typically includes a survey of the trees, which may involve measuring and recording information such as the species, size, and condition of each tree. The report may also provide recommendations for how the trees should be managed or protected during the development process.

Tree reports for planning and development are often required by local planning authorities as part of the planning process. The purpose of the report is to help ensure that the trees on a site are properly considered in the development process and that any impacts on the trees are minimised or mitigated as much as possible.

The report may also be used to help identify opportunities for preserving or enhancing the trees and their ecological value, such as through the incorporation of green spaces or the planting of new trees.

Our Tree Report Services

Collington Winter Environmental offer tree work consultancy services to all locations in the United Kingdom. We provide a wide range of tree report services, including:

  • Tree condition surveys
  • Aerial tree inspections
  • British Standard 5837 2012 trees in relation to design, demolition and construction recommendations
  • Individual tree protection plans
  • Arboricultural impact assessments
  • Site monitoring and health and safety supervision
  • Tree constraint plan drawings
  • Tree risk management recommendations
  • Arboricultural method statements

Tree reports for planning are necessary as retained trees are protected under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. This protection is typically in the form of conservation areas, root protection areas or they can be protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).

If you are looking to apply for permission during the planning process and you believe that surrounding trees could impact this, please get in touch to find out more about our tree report services.

    Tree Consultants

    A tree consultant, otherwise known as an arboricultural consultant, is a professional that is qualified in woodland management and tree management. The role of a tree consultant is to advise and assess the health, management and benefit of individual trees, including forests and woodland areas.

    Arboricultural consultants have a varied role within ecology. They prepare tree reports and tree surveys for clients regarding individual trees or all trees on a site. On development sites where retained trees are endangered by construction work, a consultant may be required to provide specific mitigation measures that must be taken to protect trees from damage.

    Tree services are typically required by developers involved with the planning and development of a site. Those who have trees located on their property also have a duty of care and a legal responsibility to ensure that the trees do not pose as a danger to others and should carry out tree reports to ensure that all of the trees are safe.

    How can Collington Winter assist?

    Collington Winter believe in a pragmatic approach to development. We meet the needs of developers whilst also ensuring positive outcomes for surrounding wildlife. We work alongside our clients to find solutions and develop relationships.

    We believe that an early consultation alongside one of our experienced consultants is the best way to obtain planning permission through a planning application with a local planning authority.

    Over the years, we have built strong relationships with key stakeholders across the UK. To find out how a tree consultant from our team could assist on your development project, contact us using the details below.

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    23 Bark Street East 

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    BL1 2BQ


    Bolton Office: 01204 939 608

    Dumfries Office: 01387 378208

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