Tree survey and arboricultural report

Policy justification

Refer to:

  • section 11 in the National Planning Policy Framework
  • policy CS14 in our Core Strategy
  • our biodiversity and trees supplementary planning document

Content

The report will show how trees will be kept, removed or replaced.

For a full planning application you will need:

  • a full survey of all trees on the site in line with British Standards Institute guidance
  • a full survey of all trees near to the site which are affected by the development,¬†in line with British Standards Institute guidance
  • an arboricultural impact assessment and tree protection plan showing:
    • which trees are being kept
    • which trees are being removed
    • how trees being kept are being protected
  • to show any tree works that will take place before the development
  • an arboricultural method statement in line with British Standards Institute guidance
  • to show the proposed location of underground services
  • to explain the removal of any trees
  • to show replacement planting to compensate for the removal of trees

Any survey, arboricultural impact assessment, tree protection plan or arboricultural method statement should be prepared by a qualified arboriculturist.

For a householder application you will need:

  • a scaled plan showing:
    • a tree’s reference number
    • a tree’s exact location
    • the stem diameter of a tree at 1.5 metres above the ground
    • if a tree is to be kept or removed
    • access to the site
    • any services
  • to show any tree works that will take place before the development
  • how you will protect trees during the development
  • to show replacement planting to compensate for the removal of trees

Full planning permission will be needed if any trees have a tree preservation order.

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