Middlesbrough Trees and Rural Areas
Despite being located within the North East of England and close to corresponding areas such as Darlington and Hartlepool, Middlesbrough is classed as a part of the North Yorkshire region. Previously an area of land utilised entirely for agriculture, the introduction of the coal industry led Middlesbrough to become a developed location in the early 1800s.
Further developments then came through the construction of infrastructure that facilitated the production of iron, steel and ships. Since then, it has been primarily recognised as an industrial borough. However, with Cleveland Way, the North York Moors National Park and Roseberry Topping located nearby, it still holds plenty of countryside areas, opening up opportunities for occupants to carry out land development projects now and in the future.
Middlesbrough Council’s Tree Policies
As a structure for anyone developing land in sections of Middlesbrough that house trees, the council has a number of core policies. For example, trees on plots of land owned by the council are managed directly by Middlesbrough Council, overhanging trees on private property are the responsibility of the owner, and any dead, diseased, dying or obstructing trees should be reported via the MyMiddlesbrough online portal.
Another relevant policy they offer is in the Middlesbrough Council tree policy document. It explains the requirement to contact the council before any developments involving trees in conservation areas or under tree preservation orders (TPOs) are carried out. Additionally, it is also important that the council is notified before anyone plants a new tree in Middlesbrough.
The BS5837 Survey and Assessment
The Middlesbrough Council tree policy is extensive and includes multiple rules for developing land in the area. Fortunately, you can avoid potentially breaching these policies by booking a tree survey with a qualified arboriculturist. Also known as a BS5837 survey, a tree survey enables an experienced consultant to assess the trees on the site and reflect appropriate next steps for you and the local council that will progress your project.
After visiting your site, the arboricultural consultant will determine the condition and value of each tree before providing effective recommendations on whether certain trees should be retained, destroyed or moved elsewhere. The results will then be detailed in a thorough report and handed to the planning department of the local council as part of your planning permission application.
Booking a Tree Survey
Making the decision to book a tree survey is an important one, but it’s only half the battle, as you need to ensure that you choose a service provider that is trusted, reliable and capable of offering a quality service. At Arbtech, all of our arboricultural consultants are qualified to degree level and experienced enough to conduct tree surveys and similar assessments to the highest possible standard.
If you want to learn more about the services we offer and receive a free quote for a tree survey based on the size of your site and the specifications of your project, contact us and one of our team will speak to you at the next available opportunity