BS5837 Surveys and Reports
It is common for building and construction sites to be populated with existing trees, some may be removed to enable the building work to progress but others will remain.
As part of the planning process it will almost certainly be a requirement to undertake a tree survey and submit a report all in accordance with BS5837:2005 Trees in Relation to Construction. This process needs to identify tree species, size, quality and value to the landscape, making recommendations regarding those to be retained and those to be removed.
The BS5837 report also needs to include a constraints plan, this will provide detail regarding issues of shade, future crown sizes, and rooting areas. Furthermore the report will also need to include a "Method Statement" and "Tree Protection Plan" that details steps and precautions to be taken to protect trees during the construction process.
In some cases regular dialogue and on site meetings with local planners and the council's Arboricultural Officer are essential to help the process along.
Bawdens can provide input, advice, survey and report writing services to assist clients to meet their arboricultural planning requirements.