Tree Survey Suffolk: Our Arboricultural Services

Tree Survey, Suffolk


When requesting planning permission for a development, a tree survey may need to be undertaken. Tree surveys and reports will be required if a potential development site will be within close proximity to protected 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 proposed development could have on the surrounding trees if a planning application is submitted.

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 development requires a tree survey, Suffolk, you will need the extensive range of services from a tree management consultancy in order to meet tree survey requirements to obtain planning permission.

Tree surveyors

A tree surveyor, otherwise known as an arboricultural consultant, is a professional with extensive knowledge of trees that is qualified in tree and woodland management. The role of a tree consultant is to advise and assess the risk, health, and benefit of trees, including forests and woodland areas.

Tree consultants have a varied role within ecology, putting tree care as their top priority. They carry out different types of tree reports and surveys 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 work recommendations and specific mitigation measures that must be taken to protect trees from damage to ensure developers do not breach their duty of care towards protected trees.

Tree services are typically required by developers during the planning process and development of a site. Landscape designers, planning applicants, project managers, architects and property owners looking to obtain planning permission may all require tree consultant services. Our tree surveys in Suffolk can also help to put you in touch with professional tree surgeons to help with your development project if they are required.

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Our tree survey services in Suffolk

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Collington Winter Environmental offer a number of tree work consultancy services to all locations in the United Kingdom including Suffolk and beyond. Our services include the following:

  • Tree condition surveys
  • Aerial tree inspections
  • British Standard BS5837 surveys
  •  in relation to design, demolition and construction recommendations
  • 2012 trees protection plans and arboricultural method statements
  • Site monitoring and supervision
  • Tree constraints plan
  • Visual tree assessments
  • Arboricultural impact assessments

If you are 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 surveys in Suffolk.

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.

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.

Over the years, we have built strong relationships with key stakeholders across Suffolk. To find out how a tree consultant from our team could assist on your development project, contact us using the details below.

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