Tree Survey Cornwall: Planning and Development

Tree Survey Cornwall



Tree surveys and tree risk assessments will often be required for planning applications if a potential development site will be within close proximity to 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, especially if it may involve tree removal. This will then inform construction recommendations for the development.

Detailed 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. British Standard 5837 (2012) – Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction details the steps that should be taken to preserve trees when a development takes places.

If your planned development is within close proximity to trees, you are likely to need a number of tree services from an arboricultural consultancy in order to meet tree survey requirements for obtaining planning permission.

Cornwall Tree Surveyors

A tree surveyor is a professional that is qualified in tree and woodland and tree management. The role of a tree consultant is to assess the health and safety, management and benefit of individual trees, including forests and woodland areas.

Qualified tree consultants have a varied role within ecology, putting tree care as their top priority. They have experience carrying out tree surveys and inspections and preparing tree reports for clients regarding individual trees or hectares of woodland on a site. On development sites where retained trees are endangered by construction work, a consultant may be required to provide management recommendations, such as tree covers, and specific mitigation measures that must be taken to protect trees from damage.

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Our tree survey, Cornwall services 


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Collington Winter Environmental offer tree work consultancy and professional tree inspection services to all locations in the United Kingdom, including Cornwall and beyond, whether you are a developer or a tree owner. We provide a range of services, including:

If you are looking to apply for planning consents from your local planning authority, and you believe that surrounding trees could impact this, please get in touch to find out more about our tree survey, Cornwall service.


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