Development Site Tree Surveys
A tree survey and report produced for planning applications must follow the recommendations set out in British Standard BS5837: 2012 Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction. Our tree surveys and tree reports are produced for planning applications conforming to BS5837: 2012 and are suitable for all development and construction projects. This type of tree survey is often requested by the Local Planning Authority to validate a planning application.
A planning application tree survey should also include technical information required to show how trees will be protected, which is detailed in an Arboricultural Method Statement, and presented on a Tree Protection Plan. This information can prove critical to ensuring that trees remain healthy throughout development. This type of survey report can be used as supporting evidence when pursuing planning application permission by providing the Local Planning Authority with evidence of tree protection, thereby demonstrating a commitment to sustainable development.