Meet the requirements of planning authorities with the help of our highly skilled arboriculture team. 

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Trees are fully recognised as a material consideration within the planning process. Most local planning authorities will include a statement within the Local Plan acknowledging the importance of trees in the wider environment.  Veteran trees are protected by national planning policy.  The increased protection for trees in the Environment Act will undoubtedly increase the importance of trees in the development process.

Development proposals will need to demonstrate that trees have been fully considered and had an influence on the design process.  Detailed guidance on this process is provided within BS5837 (2012): ‘Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – recommendations’.  Planning authorities will expect to see that professional advice has been obtained for the management of trees on a development site, and that this advice is in compliance with the guidelines provided in BS5837.

Our professional team will ensure that you meet the requirements of the local authority, and our full range of services can support you through all stages of your planning application.

Our capabilities:

  • Tree Reports
  • Tree Constraints Plans
  • Arboricultural Impact Assessment
  • Arboricultural Method Statements
  • Arboricultural Clerk of Works
  • Tree Collection Management
  • Trees and the Law
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How can our arboriculture team help?

Our expert arboriculture team offer a wide range of services and would be happy to discuss how they can best support you.

“Thank you all for such a rare and appreciated quality of service. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends.”

Mrs Borrough

Nicholsons is accredited by the following official organisations:

Approved contractors of the Safe-contractor scheme, Nicholsons are also accredited with CHAS and Arboricultural Association. The Company recently won an award as Cherwell Established Business of the Year 2019, as well as Oxfordshire Large Business of the Year awards 2019.

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