The Town and Country Planning Act places an obligation on Local Planning Authorities (LPA) to make adequate provision for the preservation and planting of trees when determining planning applications. LPAs are also directed by a government policy framework that highlights the importance of good design, green infrastructure and the importance of natural habitat – all of which are relevant to trees. In addition, the British Standards Institute publishes detailed recommendations explaining how trees should be managed in relation to design, demolition and construction.
Planning applications must therefore demonstrate a meaningful rationale for both existing and new trees if they are to succeed.
MHP Arboriculture appreciates the complex nature of achieving this sustainable balance between trees and new development.
In the first instance, we will set out to understand your requirements and provide initial advice to move things forward. Later, we can prepare a detailed package of information in accordance with British Standards, to support your planning application and give it the best chance of a favourable outcome. Once planning permission is granted we can, if necessary, assist with implementation and auditable monitoring of tree protection.