Martin Dobson Associates provide tree survey reports including arboricultural impact assessments (AIA), arboricultural method statements (AMS) and tree protection plans to accompany planning applications in situations where trees are located near to a proposed development. The British Standard 5837: 2012 ‘Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction’ has created a framework within which architects, developers and planning officers can consider the place of trees on development sites. It is frequently desirable that trees near to new developments are protected and consequently a site survey will be required to identify which trees are present on the site, their dimensions and quality. From this an arboricultural impact assessment can be produced to specify which trees should be retained and an arboricultural method statement to show how the trees to be retained will be protected from any negative impacts of the development.
Martin Dobson Associates provide an appeals service in situations where applications have been rejected.