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The general principle of tree management within the development context is quite straight forward: it is about retaining the right trees for the right location and then taking them into account throughout the entire design and development process.

In practice, however, trees and construction can become unnecessarily complicated companions if they are considered too late in the process.

Trees are a material consideration in the determination of a planning application. Information about the implication of the proposed development on existing trees must be provided in order for a planning application to be validated.

Managing trees as part of the development process requires a good survey, a thorough assessment of the development proposals and effective communication within the design team.

Landscapes of Change has considerable experience of trees within the planning context and an appreciation of the needs of clients, engineers, architects and contractors and the requirements of the local planning authority.





Pre-purchase advice and tree constraints reports

  • Preliminary site meeting to provide an informal opinion to identify any significant constraints likely to be presented by trees upon the future development of your site
  • Tree surveys and tree constraints plans to inform the siting and design process and identify a suitable development window
Planning Requirements and Documents
  • Preparation of documentation to identify the likely affect of your proposed development on existing trees to meet the validation requirements of a planning application in accordance with Circular 02/2008
  • Preparation of the appropriate level of information for the relevant stage in the planning process in accordance with Annex B of British Standard 5837:2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction - recommendations
Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA’s) and Arboricultural Method Statements (AMS’s)
  • Tree reports to accompany your planning application and meet the requirements of planning conditions
  • Preparation of Tree Constraints Plans, Tree Protection Plans and plans to show the Root Protection Area (RPA)
  • Guidance for site working practices
  • Site inspection during development
Tree Preservation Orders (TPO’s)
  • Applications to carry out work on protected trees, TPO objections and general advice
Risk Management
  • Visual Tree Assessment and Tree Management Plans