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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Supplementary Planning Policy for Trees


  1. Adequate liaison with planners, architects, developers, applicants, elected members and members of the public.
  2. Acceptance of professional expertise in accordance with arboricultural/silvicultural criteria together with an assessment of the actual amenity value of the trees.
  3. 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.