BS5837 Planning Services

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BS5837 is often required to inform a planning application.

What is BS5837 and how does it differ from an Arboricultural Risk Assessment?

A BS5837 planning survey provides a true representation of the tree stock found within a proposed development site.

Trees are an asset to communities and the environment for the eco-system services that they provide and it is important that their presence is accounted for at design stage in order to minimise loss and avoid accidental damage.

The survey is delivered in accordance with the parameters set out in “British Standards 5837: Trees in relation to construction and demolition”. At Ecology Resources we can deliver the whole suite of BS5837 services: 

Pre-development survey

Trees are inspected for their overall condition and attributed a value, which is based on their environmental, social and historical significance within the site. A CAD-based Tree Constraints Plan showing the location of the trees and their Root Protection Area is provided with the document.

Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA)

Having reviewed the development plans, an assessment is made of the potential or foreseeable impact upon trees during construction works both above and below ground, recommendations for avoidance or mitigation are made and a site-friendly Tree Protection CAD Plan produced. 

Arboricultural Method Statement

The arboricultural method statement focusses on the measures required to establish and manage tree protection areas. Aspects such as the enabling tree works required, the position and type of fencing and any additional ground protection measures, haulage routes, storage, etc. are addressed in this document.

How can Ecology Resources help?

To discuss your BS5837 planning survey requirements feel free to ring us during office hours, or email us at anytime.

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