Tree Survey Hertfordshire: Planning and Development
Tree Survey Hertfordshire
Tree surveys and reports 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.
Detailed tree surveys for planning are necessary as many UK 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 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.
Hertfordshire 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 s 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. Tree surveyors may also be required by tree surgeons to ensure tree surgery does not breach UK law.
Our tree survey, Hertfordshire services
Collington Winter Environmental offer tree work consultancy services to all locations in the United Kingdom, including Hertfordshire and beyond. We provide a range of 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
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, Hertfordshire service.
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 individual and commercial clients to find solutions and develop relationships.
Over the years, we have gained experience working with key stakeholders across the UK. To find out how a tree consultant from our team could assist on your development project, contact us using the details below.
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.