Tree survey / arboricultural report
|Policy driver||National Planning Policy Framework| Section 11 Paragraph 118|
Replacement Unitary Development Plan – Policies NE21 Annex B
|Type of application||Development proposals where one or more trees would be affected|
|Geographic locations where this information is required||As required|
|What information is required||See 'Further Information'|
|where to look for further assistance||If, after reading the 'Further Information', you are still unsure about the information you should submit, please contact the Councils Tree officer on 01422 392218.|
- Where there are trees within the application site, or overhanging the site (including street trees), information will be required on the health / condition of the trees and which trees are to be removed or retained.
- Details will be required on the means of protecting the retained trees during construction and plans need to show any retained trees in relation to the proposed development. This information should be prepared by a qualified arboriculturist.
- There may be a requirement to submit bat and breeding bird surveys. Please read the requirements under the Biodiversity / Geodiversity Section.
Full guidance on the survey information, protection plan and method statement that should be provided with an application can be found using current BS5837 “Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – Recommendations”. Using the methodology set out in the British Standard should help to ensure that development is suitably integrated with trees and that potential conflicts are avoided. This information should be prepared by a qualified arboriculturist.