Trees can occupy a substantial part of a development site whether residential or commercial. Well sited and in scale with their surroundings, trees will greatly enhance any development by providing an appearance of maturity, which is welcomed and often appreciated. If existing trees are poorly sited, however, they may be resented and no amount of legal protection will ensure their retention.
To avoid such problems, it is of the utmost importance that early and adequate identification of important trees on development sites is carried out.
This guidance aims to provide guidance on which trees are suitable for retention, the means of protecting them, how the development should be integrated and how the existing trees can be supplemented by new planting.
Last Updated on Monday, June 29, 2020