Early stage Arboricultural input for site planning

Our Arboriculture team has a developing reputation and broad capabilities in the areas of surveying, impact assessments and aboricultural method statements. Martin Piggins, Senior Arboriculturist, explains the value of early input and specialist arboricultural advice at every stage of the development.

Trees and construction can be easily understood, and when effectively managed with input from a specialist arboriculturalist, they become a valuable asset to your project.

In today’s development industry, the early input from an experienced Arboricultural adviser at the site identification and options stage is essential to fully understand site constraints, costs and development opportunities. This will also minimise unnecessary iteration in the design process.

This is an important consideration in site planning and is recognised as an effective way of limiting a risk of conflict with any planning authority.

Our expertise is focussed on realising ‘site potential’ and commercial value through an informed and pragmatic approach to our work, with the benefit of our wider technical services to inform and advise our decision making. Through a team of nationally focused, qualified Arboriculturists we deliver:

  • Tree Condition and Value Surveys and Arboricultural Impact Assessments to BS837:2012 Trees in relation to demolition design and construction
  • Tree Constraints Plans
  • Tree Protection Plans
  • Arboricultural Method Statements
  • Adaptive Construction advice
  • Tree Health and Safety Inspections
  • Tree Management Plans
  • High Level Studies

Working with utility companies

We recently provided specialist arboriculture advice for a client who had identified the potential to expand their infrastructure within an existing site compound, to an area of the site not currently used. We carried out a Tree Condition and Value Survey to categorise trees within the site through their quality and condition. The location of each tree was plotted using a Trimble device, with a view to keeping costs down for the client. Following this survey, a design for the expansion of infrastructure was created with a view to retain as many trees on site as possible.

We provided the client with an up-to-date Arboricultural Survey, Arboricultural Impact Assessment and Tree Protection Plan to address constraints and concerns over sensitivities associated with the expansion of the site. We were also able to provide project continuity through technical knowledge and to maintain relationships with all consultees.

Want to know more?

Email Martin Piggins for more information about our Arboriculture services. You can also find out more about all our environmental services on our webpage. 


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