Our services consist of:
Tree Surveying and Consultancy
Local Authority Development Control Consultancy: this primarily involves giving arboricultural advice on tree preservation order applications (TPO) including appeals, also conservation area notifications to work on trees. Additional advice may be given to the suitability of trees for tree preservation orders. Support and guidance can also be provided in terms of the impact of proposed development/planning applications on trees and the landscape and vice versa.
Tree Preservation Orders, Conservation Areas, Planning Conditions, Felling Licences or Restrictive Covenants legally protect many trees in the UK. Before carrying out any work, we can make suitable enquiries with the local planning authority as to the legal status of your trees and any protection afforded to them and where necessary complete applications or notifications on your behalf.
See our TPO / Conservation Area’s
Tree Condition Surveys & Management Plan Reports
Tree condition surveys & management plan reports will identify trees, record their statistics, comment on their condition and make prioritised recommendations for works. This type of report is ideal for schools and land owners in need of professional written advice for insurance and safety purposes.
Tree Surveys for Planning and Development Purposes
Pre-development Consultation and Local Authority Liaison: this may be carried out with the local planning authority Tree and/or Planning Officer to enable the smooth passage of a planning or tree preservation order application. AA Tree Surgeons Ltd strive to achieve a satisfactory outcome for the tree owner and/or applicant by working constructively with the local planning authority.
Development Site Tree Surveys, Impact Assessments and Method Statements: undertaken to the guidelines set out in BS5837 (2012) Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction-Recommendations. Tree constraints and protection plans are produced in CAD format on a plan to accompany the reports and surveys.
Brief Guidance for trees within planning
Trees and the Local Planning Authority (LPA) under the UK planning system have a statutory duty to consider the protection and planting of trees when granting planning permission for a proposed development. The potential effect of development on trees, whether statutorily protected (e.g. by a tree preservation order or by their inclusion within a conservation area) or not, is a material consideration taken into account when dealing with planning applications.
The nature and level of detail required to enable a LPA to properly consider the implications and effects of development proposals varies between stages and in relation to the proposal. British Standard 5837:2012 (Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction) provides advice to both developers and LPAs on the appropriate amount of information required at the planning application stage or via conditions.