If you are purchasing development land, it is imperative to determine at an early stage how to protect trees that lie within the area or adjacent to the site’s boundaries. If planning applications are submitted without taking trees protection into account, in most instances the application will be put on hold until the relevant arboricultural issues are addressed and a management plan is in place to facilitate the protection of your trees.
It makes sense, therefore, to pre-empt this by undertaking research beforehand and PJC Consultancy offers a range of services to be considered:
- Tree Constraints Plans – an accurate scale plan drawn in accordance with the topographical survey, showing constraints posed by individual trees.
- Tree Protection Plan – illustrates the position of all retained trees and accurately demonstrates the location of all necessary protection measures to be implemented during construction.
- Arboricultural Implication Assessment – outlines the potential impact of the development on the existing trees and the mitigation measures required to minimise it.
- Arboricultural Method Statements – details all tree related operations to be performed as part of the construction process, along with protection measures to be followed.
- Construction Site Monitoring – a schedule of site visits by a qualified arboriculturalist to ensure trees are adequately protected and remain unharmed during the construction process.