Arboricultural Impact Assessment - (AIS)
Where development may negatively impact important trees and significant vegetation an Arboricultural Impact Assessment report (AIA) is normally required by the planning authority when validating planning applications.
The purpose of the report is to provide an informed assessment of the potential impacts of the proposal and how these may be mitigated.
The AIA may contain recommendations for new tree planting in mitigation of tree losses, demonstrating that the development proposal is sustainable in accordance with both the National Planning Policy Framework and Local Development Plans.
With our early participation in the design layout process, obstacles imposed by tree retention may be cost effectively circumvented and development space maximised.
Where it can be demonstrated that high quality trees may be retained, thereby continuing to provide a positive contribution both to the site and the wider locality, the Planning Application has a greater probability of acceptance.