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When You May Need a BS5837 Tree Survey

A tree survey can be necessary to get a planning application validated by Local Authority. When any property development proposals are formulated, it is wise to get a Tree Survey plan to inform you of potential constraints from trees. This will help you design your scheme in line with Local Authority regulations. It will allow you to account for trees around a development site and help ensure successful planning permission. Where trees have to be removed, options for compensation can be given.  We offer reviews of planning applications, which may help ensure less delays in an application being validated. We can also advise on how best to proceed once an application is approved. Tree Surveys save time and money by highlighting potential constraints early on. A tree survey for planning purposes must be carried out without regard to any planning proposals to meet current guidelines.

“Where tree retention or planting is proposed in conjunction with nearby construction, the objective should be to achieve a harmonious relationship between trees and structures that can be sustained in the long term.

BS 5837:2012 – ‘Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – Recommendations’