Arboricultural Impact Assessments
Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA) and Arboricultural Method Statements, (AMS) can be required by local authorities when it must be demonstrated how a proposed development is to be implemented whilst making consideration to trees. This may involve tree removal, tree retention and tree protection in accordance with BS5837:2012.
The scale and structure of the report you require will depend on your individual situation. Getting the correct advice at an early stage can save you money on design alterations and costly construction techniques.
"Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment".
Assessment of the relationship between the built and natural environment is a key part of the design and development process. Demonstrating that your proposals meet the many needs set by local and national planning policy is essential to success. Illustrating, for local authority approval, that proposals meet these goals takes the form of an Arboricultural Impact Assessment. Incorporating worthy trees into proposals and providing plans to protect retained trees, along with working methodologies where proximity to trees is a factor, are all part of this.
By engaging an arboricultural consultant to carry out such an assessment, the client demonstrates that steps have been taken to consider existing trees at the site and protect them throughout construction.