Tree Survey Cambridge: Planning and Development
Tree Survey Cambridge
When requesting planning permission for a development, a tree survey may need to be undertaken. Tree surveys and reports will be required if a proposed development site will be within close proximity to existing trees and woodland. These types of surveys are needed as local authorities in designated areas are required to review and assess the potential impact that a development could have on the surrounding trees as part of planning conditions for a planning application.
Tree surveys 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 (TPO), and root protection areas.
Cambridge Tree Surveyors
A tree surveyor is a professional that is qualified in tree and woodland management. The role of a tree consultant is to advise and assess the physiological and structural health, management and benefit of individual trees, including forests and woodland areas.
Tree consultants have a varied role within ecology, putting tree care as their top priority. They carry out tree surveys and prepare tree reports 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 management recommendations and specific mitigation measures that must be taken when work is carried out.
Collington Winter Environmental have a team of tree managers who assist by providing surveys throughout Cambridge to gain the information required.
Our tree survey services
Collington Winter Environmental offer a range of tree work consultancy services to all locations of the United Kingdom, including Cambridge. Our services include the following:
- Tree condition surveys
- Aerial tree inspections
- BS5837 tree surveys (trees in relation to design, demolition and construction)
- Arboricultural method statements/ tree protection plans
- Arboricultural impact assessments
- Site monitoring and supervision
- Tree constraint plan drawings
- Tree climbing inspections
- Tree safety and risk assessments
If you are looking to apply for planning permission with the Cambridge City Council, please get in touch to find out more about our tree survey services.
How can Collington Winter assist?
Collington Winter believe in a pragmatic approach to development in Cambridge. We meet the needs of developers whilst also ensuring positive outcomes for surrounding wildlife. We work alongside our individual and commercial clients to find solutions and develop relationships. With current offices located across the UK, the team are well served to work nationwide.