Tree Survey Swindon: Our Arboricultural Services

Tree Survey Swindon: Planning and Development

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 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 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, Swindon, you will need the extensive range of services from one of our experienced tree consultants in order to meet tree survey requirements to obtain planning permission.

Tree Surveyors

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

Arboricultural consultants have a varied role within ecology, putting tree care as their top priority. They undertake tree surveys and 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 specific mitigation measures that must be taken to protect trees from damage.

Arboricultural services are typically required by developers involved with the planning and development of a site. Landscape designers, professionals in the construction industry, architects and individuals looking to obtain planning permission for a property may all require tree consultant services. Our tree surveys can also put you in touch with the best tree surgeons to help with your development project, if required.

Tree surveys for obtaining planning permission

Planning case officers use policy and evidence when making a decision on whether to grant or refuse planning permission for a development. Unfortunately, they cannot approve every planning application, and if there are environmental concerns, they may hove no option but to refuse planning permission.

Obtaining an in-depth tree survey and report can have a positive impact on how your planning application is viewed. Your decision on whether to obtain a tree survey could be the deciding factor which determines whether your development can proceed or not.

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Our tree survey and arboricultural services

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Collington Winter Environmental offer a range of tree work consultancy services to all locations in the United Kingdom. The services we can offer include the following:

  • Tree condition surveys
  • Aerial tree inspections
  • British Standard BS5837 tree surveys
  • Arboricultural method statements/ tree protection plans
  • Arboricultural impact assessments
  • Site monitoring and arboricultural supervision
  • Tree constraint plans

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 survey and arboricultural services.

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 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.

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

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Bolton Office: 01204 939 608

Dumfries Office: 01387 378208

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