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

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How can we Help?

A Tree Constraints Plan comprises a CAD diagram annotated with the precise locations and RPAs of trees to be removed/retained on a proposed development site.


Constraints Plans are astandardised requirement for Planning Applications, for proposed construction or demolition on sites with resident trees.


Heritage Tree Care Ltd. Consultancy provide detailed Tree Constraints Plans, in .dwg and .pdf format, along side our Arboricultural Impact Assessments.

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What are tree constraints plans? 

A Tree Constraints Plan is a helpful tool for site planning as it identifies areas where construction should not occur. Heritage Tree Care Ltd utilizes CAD software to produce detailed .dwg and .pdf files that accurately depict each tree on-site's:

  1. Geo-location (in ITM or WGS84 co-ordinates),

  2. Root protection areas (RPAs),

  3. Colour-coded tree retention category, 

  4. Directional crown spread, and

  5. Any additional information required by the local planning authority or other relevant stakeholders.


This document may also show shading, future space for root and crown growth, and routes for overhead and underground services in relation to the trees, groups, and woodlands on the 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

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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