Supplementary Planning Policy for Trees
- Adequate liaison with planners, architects, developers, applicants, elected members and members of the public.
- Acceptance of professional expertise in accordance with arboricultural/silvicultural criteria together with an assessment of the actual amenity value of the trees.
- Detailed tree survey indicating the following:
a) position of individual trees, woodlands and hedgerows;
b) accurate scale plan, for example 1/200, 1/500 or 1/1250;
c) species, either common or full botanical name;
d) dimensions actual or estimated in metres;
e) crown spread, trunk circumference or diameter;
f) condition of the trees;
g) amenity valuation.
The tree survey must be carried out by someone with arboricultural/silvicultural knowledge.