Tree Survey Exeter: Planning and Development
Tree Survey, Exeter
Tree surveys and reports will often be required for planning applications if a proposed development site will be within close proximity to 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, especially if it may involve tree removal.
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.
If your planned development is within close proximity to trees, you are likely to need a number of tree management services from an arboricultural consultancy in order to meet tree survey requirements for obtaining planning permission and carrying out tree surgery.
Exeter Tree surveyors
A tree surveyor is a professional that is qualified in tree and woodland management plans. The role of a tree consultant is to assess a trees health and safety, and benefit of individual trees, groups of trees 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 and specific mitigation measures that must be taken to protect trees from damage.
Our tree survey, Exeter services
Collington Winter Environmental offer tree work consultancy services to all locations in the United Kingdom, including Gloucestershire, the South West and beyond. We provide a wide range of high quality services, including:
- Tree condition surveys
- Aerial tree inspections
- British Standard BS5837 tree surveys
- Arboricultural method statements/ tree protection plans
- Arboricultural impact assessments
- Site monitoring and supervision
- Tree constraint plan drawings
- Quantified tree risk assessments
If you are a tree owner or developer looking to apply for planning permission and you believe that surrounding trees could impact this, please get in touch to find out more about our tree survey, Exeter service.