The potential contribution of trees to the urban environment and development proposals is significant. Their role in green infrastructure is considerable, providing habitats and wildlife corridors. They also provide important environmental services through absorption of carbon dioxide, the provision of shade and improvements to air quality. There are also many economic and societal benefits to be gained from trees. Not surprisingly, trees are also a “material consideration” in Planning Law.
TEP has a team of consultants with expertise in managing trees in rural and urban landscapes offering a range of professional services in accordance with the British Standard (BS5837:2012) for trees in relation to design, demolition and construction works. Our team undertakes detailed surveys and inspections of trees, woodlands and hedgerows offering comprehensive advice for our clients. Recommendations for tree work are specific to local ecological features and future land use. We also provide detailed reports to accompany our assessments and survey work, which provide the necessary information to accompany planning applications and to discharge planning conditions.
We are experienced in a wide range of projects concerning construction close to trees. Reaching resolution regularly involves consulting with developers, architects, structural engineers and Local Authorities to develop innovative and specialised design solutions.