Development Consultancy - Tree Maintenance Ltd.

Development Consultancy

All work is carried out to British Standard 5837: 2012 Trees in relation to design,
demolition and construction – Recommendations (BS 5837: 2012)

Rated Excellent 4.9 out of 5

Development Consultancy

For planning applications to succeed, planning legislation requires that all trees on and adjacent to potential sites are assessed and fully considered from the outset of the design process by a suitably qualified arboriculturalist.

As a minimum, Local Planning Authorities require compliance with the methodology set out in

‘British Standard 5837: 2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – Recommendations (BS 5837: 2012).

This sets out where arboricultural advice and support is required throughout the project from site feasibility through to final completion and aftercare.

We advocate and recommend that clients follow the British Standard process which will seek to achieve an arboriculturally acceptable and defensible design early on.  This will limit delays and redesign costs as the project progresses, minimise specialist construction methods and prevent conflict between good quality retained trees and construction operations.

Tree Maintenance Ltd’s consultants include an ex-Local Authority Tree Officer who can provide our clients with a valuable insight into Local Authority assessment rationale prior to submission.

We have decades of training, knowledge, and experience in both supporting our clients through the build process and successfully liaising with Local Authority Tree and Planning Officers.

Our consultants have the expertise to assist our clients from site acquisition through to final completion.

Typically the sequence will be:

  1. Tree Survey
  2. Tree Constraints Plan
  3. Advice to the design team
  4. Arboricultural Impact Assessment
  5. Arboricultural Method Statement and Tree Protection Plan
  6. Site monitoring during the construction phase

Tree Maintenance consultants include ex-Local Authority Tree Officers. This provides our clients with a valuable insight into Local Authority Assessment prior to submission and a wealth of knowledge and experience to achieve a successful outcome. 

Development Consultancy Services

To support our client’s proposal, our consultants can also provide:

  • Daylight & shading analysis
  • Root mapping & detection
  • Discharge of tree related planning conditions
  • Tree impact mitigation solutions and specifications
  • Planting schemes, plans and specifications
  • Specialist underground service installation specifications and supervision
  • Tree Protection supervision, monitoring and reporting
  • Veteran tree assessment and management
  • Amenity woodland assessment and management

Trees: Risk and Responsibility

Trees provide many benefits which are valued by society. They are however large biological organisms, and tree owners in the UK are required by law to ensure they are safe.

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Our Commercial Client List includes


  • AC Planning
  • Clive Petch Architects
  • CSJ Planning
  • De Matos Ryan
  • Eric Cole Ltd
  • Falconer and Gilbert Scott Architects
  • Nicholas Pearson Associates
  • O’Leary Goss Architects
  • Pegasus Group
  • Quattro Design
  • Verity and Beverley Architects
  • Varco Design Consultants


  • Barratt Homes
  • Bellway Homes
  • Cala Homes
  • Graham Construction
  • Lifestory
  • MDHP – Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers
  • Newland Homes
  • Vistry Group PLC
  • Verde


  • Badminton School
  • Beaudesert Park School
  • Cheltenham Ladies College
  • University of Bath

Property Management

  • FirstPort Property Management
  • Warwick Estates
  • Archdiocese of Cardiff
  • Forest Holidays Limited
  • British Waterways Marina Ltd
  • Newport City Council
  • Numerous local town and parish councils
ARB Approved Contractor

ARB Approved Contractor

The most stringent certification for our industry and an assurance of the highest standards, we have been approved by the Arboricultural Association since 1985


Trustmark Approved

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SSIP Member Scheme

Assessed by a SSIP Member Scheme

Being SSIP compliant gives complete reassurance to customers that Tree Maintenance Ltd has been audited and achieved a very high standard in Health and Safety compliance.