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An Arboricultural Impact assessment (AIA) is required for when development or construction is planned on a site with trees.
An AIA (in accordance with the British Standard ‘BS5837:2012) is a key part of the planning application, that will detail, in-depth, the impact that the proposed development will have on the trees on-site.
Included within a complete Heritage Tree Care Ltd. Arboricultural Impact Assessment are:
2. A Tree Clearance Plan (if required)
4. An AIA Tree Report inc. Tree Maintenance Schedule
What Are Arb Impact assessments?
When planning construction or development on a site with existing trees, an Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA) is required in accordance with the British Standard 'BS5837:2012'.
If the Cork or Kerry Councils have requested a tree survey for your planning application, it is likely that an AIA is necessary.
The AIA report will identify which trees are to be retained and which ones are to be removed, taking into account any statutory and non-statutory designations. It will evaluate the potential impact that the proposed development will have on the trees and identify any conflicts that may arise between the retained trees and the planned development.
The AIA will also calculate any major or minor RPA incursions or encroachments and suggest appropriate measures to mitigate any risks to both the trees and individuals on-site.
All of our reports are written and reviewed by appropriately qualified arborists in accordance with BS 5837:2012 Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction- Recommendations
How much do they cost
The cost of a tree survey is directly proportional to the amount of work required, as is the case with any service. Our tree surveys start from €150.
The overall cost vary depending on the number and accessibility of trees that need to be surveyed.
What you need for Planning
Has your planning department requested you to obtain a tree survey, but you are unsure about the process involved? Please allow us to guide you through the step-by-step process required by your county council.
First, please contact Heritage Tree Care Ltd. to arrange a site visit.
We will conduct a site-visit where we can discuss your development plans, site size, location, and the number of trees present.
Once the green light has been given, we conduct a BS5837 survey, which will meticulously record all relevant data about your trees and accurately map them using geo-referencing technology.
Tree clearance plans can be produced at this stage to inform architectural designs.
This survey's findings will be used to prepare an Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA), which is usually a requirement for planning approval. The AIA will contain comprehensive information on tree constraints and, where necessary, tree clearance plans.
Once planning approval has been granted, you will require:
If you are still unsure about any aspect of the process, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0832060088 to speak with one of our experienced Arboricultural Consultants today.