Development Consultancy

Root protection diagram from BS 5837: 2005

Root protection diagram from BS 5837: 2005

For planning applications to succeed, planning legislation requires that trees 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: 2005 Trees in relation to construction – Recommendations‘ (BS 5837: 2005).

Tree Maintenance consultants have the expertise to assist our clients in all aspects of tree and design assessment, protection and maintenance, from site acquisition through to 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.

Supporting Development Consultancy Services

In order to support our client’s proposal, Tree Maintenance contsultants can also provide:

  • Detailed daylight & shading analysis
  • Root mapping & detection
  • Low-impact and ‘no dig’ surfacing, both temporary and permanent
  • Planting plans
  • Specialist service installation

Our commercial Client List includes:

Arbuthnott Ladenburg Architects
Astam GBC
Bovis Homes
Bovis Lendlease
CAD Associates
Classic Architecture Co
Clive Petch Architects
CSA Environmental Planning
CSJ Brooke-Smith
De Matos Storey Ryan
Eric Cole & Partners

GCP Architects
Hunter Page Planning
Illman Young Landscape Design
Lewis Foster Lewis
M D Hughes
Newland Homes
Nicholas Pearson Associates
Quattro Design
Stride Treglown
Verity & Beverley Architects
White Young Green
Whitton Associates

To discuss any aspect of trees in relation to construction with our experts,
call Tree Maintenance Ltd. on 01285 760 466 or contact us using this form.


Tree Maintenance Ltd. Tree Advice & Consultancy coverage

Although based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, our consultancy service covers the whole of the UK though typically extends throughout the Southern half of England and the whole of Wales. We have worked on sites as far apart as Cornwall, N Wales, East Anglia and the N Midlands. We have regular clients in London.