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(VTA) Risk Assessment- For insurance, disputes & safety concerns. Prices from €100.


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Assessment of trees on a proposed development site-

For planning permission.


Tree climbing surveys-  PRF bat roost reports start from €300.



(AIA) Impact of proposed development on trees on-site- Report for planning permission.  



Step-by-step instructions relating to tree work. Required once planning is approved.

ITM mapped CAD diagram of positions of tagged trees to be removed. 


ITM mapped CAD diagram showing  RPA's & retention categories of retained trees. 


Visual reference document for construction workers. Required once planning is approved. 


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How can we Help?

A Tree Clearance Plan comprises a CAD diagram annotated with the precise locations of trees that need to be removed to make way for a proposed development.


Our Arb Consultancy service produce these in .dwg and .pdf format documents to accompany BS5837:2012 Tree Survey

Included within a complete Heritage Tree Care Ltd. Arboricultural Impact Assessment and report are:

1. A  BS 5837:2012 Tree Survey 

2. A Tree Clearance Plan (if required)

3. Tree Maintenance Schedule

4. A Tree Constraints Plan

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When are Tree Clearance Plans needed? 

Tree Clearance Plans are often required prior to Arboricultural Impact Assessments and Tree Constraints Plans since they provide Developers, Landowners, and Architects with an accurate count of the number of trees that must be removed.


This initial survey allows architects to modify their designs at an early stage if the current plan affects too many trees, leading to a smoother planning application process in the long run. 


Clearance plans are also a part of complete Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA). The BS5837 survey determines the trees that require removal either because of their deteriorating physiological/structural condition or to accommodate the intended development. The tree clearance plan illustrates the location of the trees on a diagram.

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

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Tree Clearance PLans

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Has the Planning Dept. asked you to get a tree survey?

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.

  1. First, please contact Heritage Tree Care Ltd. to arrange a site visit.

  2. We will conduct a site-visit where we can discuss your development plans, site size, location, and the number of trees present.

  3. 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.

  4. Tree clearance plans can be produced at this stage to inform architectural designs. 

  5. 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:

  1. Arboricultural Method Statement

  2. A Tree Protection Plan.


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.

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