Bolton tree surveys and reports
Offering a broad range of rural areas and situated near to the West Pennine Moors, Bolton boasts of stunning countryside across the town. Due to this, it is vital that Bolton Council has laws that prevent the unnecessary destruction or removal of natural assets and ensure that strict rules designed to encourage conservation are followed.
For the many people that are proposing a land development project in Bolton and the surrounding areas, finding out that the town actively regulates actions that could hinder biodiversity may seem like a potential setback. However, by turning to a trusted company for conducting a tree survey on the specific plot of land, you can gain assurances that you are operating within the rules, avoid delays to your project and seal planning permission from the local planning authority.
Tree preservation orders from Bolton Council
With a £1 billion investment set to transform Bolton by the year 2030, the local council has implemented rules that will prevent a downward trajectory on the current standard of biodiversity and improve the number of natural assets in the area following the change.
Applicable to all development projects in Bolton, the current rules cover protecting conservation areas and listed buildings, as well as specific trees and hedgerows. More specifically, Bolton has 26 listed conservation areas, and if you are planning on developing in any of these areas, you will need conservation area consent from the council. Likewise, you will also need permission from the council before developing listed buildings and structures of architectural or historical value.
The council must be informed before any development project is carried out if it involves trees that are in a conservation area, protected under a tree protection order (TPO) or possess a planning condition. It is also mandatory for the council to be informed if a development project involves hedges that are protected. As there are many cases of conservation areas and TPOs, it is perfectly likely that your development project could be impacted by these rules. However, you can check for protected trees and hedgerows in Bolton online.
Tree surveys for Bolton developments
In an effort to avoid any actions that could potentially breach conservation rules in Bolton, the most advisable option would be to have a BS5837 tree survey conducted by a qualified arborist. Throughout this process, the surveyor will be able to analyse the plot of land properly and provide the necessary next steps and insight that will contribute to achieving a successful planning permission application.
A tree survey is an assessment whereby an arborist will evaluate all trees on a plot of land before determining the trees that can be retained, as well as effective mitigation measures for any trees that need to be removed. After the survey is complete, the arborist will detail the results of the survey in a report, along with a CAD drawing that clearly outlines the trees present on the site. Depending on the findings of the tree survey, more assessments may be needed. However, a tree survey and any other applicable surveys will contribute to forming a suitably comprehensive planning permission application.
Arbtech’s Bolton tree survey services
One of the most important factors in a land development project is gaining planning permission from the corresponding planning authority. In order to do this, you will need to prove that you are approaching the project correctly and managing trees on the site in a suitable manner by booking a tree survey with a trusted company.
Although there are many arboricultural consultancies to choose from, Arbtech offer a strong track record for meeting client demands and, even more importantly, ensuring that your planning application has everything required for approval. To book a tree survey with Arbtech, get in touch today and we will provide you with a quote that is specific to your plot of land and development project.