Tree Survey Dorset: Planning and Development
Tree Survey Dorset
When requesting planning permission for a development, a tree survey or arboricultural 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 planning 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.
If your development requires a tree survey, you will need the extensive range of services from a tree consultancy in order to meet tree survey requirements to obtain planning permission.
Dorset 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, tree inspections 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 tree management recommendations and specific mitigation measures that must be taken to protect trees from damage.
Our tree survey services
Collington Winter Environmental offer a range of tree work consultancy services to all locations of the United Kingdom, including Dorset. Our high quality services include the following:
- Tree condition surveys
- Aerial tree inspections
- British Standard BS 5837 tree surveys (trees in relation to design, demolition and construction)
- Arboricultural method statements/ tree protection plans
- Arboricultural impact assessments
- Site monitoring and tree supervision
- Tree constraint plan drawings
- Tree climbing inspections
- Tree health and safety and risk management
How can Collington Winter assist?
At Collington Winter, our tree officers 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 individual and commercial 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. With current offices located across the UK, the team are well served to work nationwide.