Tree Survey Bolton: Planning and Development

Tree survey Bolton



When requesting planning permission for a development, your local district council may require you to undertake a tree assessment. Tree surveys and arboricultural reports will be required if a proposed development site is located within close proximity to tree stock and woodland. These types of surveys are needed to meet planning conditions as local authorities in designated areas are required to review and assess the potential impact that a development could have on the surrounding trees if a planning application is submitted.

Tree surveys 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, Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs), and root protection areas.


Tree surveyors

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

Arboricultural consultants have a varied role within ecology. They undertake a tree surveys and inspections and prepare tree reports for clients regarding individual trees , a number of 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.

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Our tree survey, Bolton services



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

    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 improve the chances of a successful development project with a local planning authority.

    To find out how an arboricultural consultant from our team could assist on your development project, contact us using the details below for a free, no obligation discussion.

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