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Tree Survey

Tree Survey

Tree Survey

agb Environmental has a dedicated team of arboricultural specialists that can undertake all aspects of arboriculture surveys and assessments to secure legal and planning obligations for clients. These include tree surveys, arboricultural implications assessments, arboriculture surveys and visual tree inspections.

A tree survey may be needed if trees on a site constrain proposed development. Nearby trees may also be need to be protected when construction begins to ensure no damage to the natural environment incurs, a tree survey will outline ways to do this safely. The tree survey points out certain hazards that could harm your development in the long term, such as potential tree or branch falls due to fungal decay.

Our tree surveys look to identify ways to protect the resource, whilst offering a decision that will enable the outcome to have minimal impact on the project. The tree surveys include tree dimension, condition (both physiological & structural), age class, root protection area for construction purposes and preliminary recommendations. Working to the British Standard BS5837, agb Environmental’s tree surveys will also determine any protected species.

agb Environmental recommend a full tree survey to be carried out prior to the first site layout so that the outcome of the tree survey can be incorporated into the development plans. Tree surveys are often needed to acquire planning consent from LPAs and our fully qualified team has experience working with regulatory bodies to see your application through to validation.

Call agb Environmental for more information about tree surveys and other arboriculture requirements on: 01638 663226

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water vole survey

Changes to the Water Vole Survey Seasons

Water vole surveys may be required if your development project may impact any watercourse or ditch. The requirement for water vole surveys will be indicted within a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal.

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Updates To Brownfield Sites

Due to the UK’s chronic housing shortage, the government has made it clear that brownfield sites shall be made easier to build upon for developers. As experts in understanding how to overcome the challenges posed by brownfield sites, including contaminated land and flood risk, agb Environmental are on hand to help developers take advantage of this new approach.

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Should you include soakaway testing in your ground investigation?

As of April 2015, any development is required to consider the potential use of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS). As a result, agb Environmental has started to see a significant increase in the number of ground investigations specifying soakaways testing; an important step in assessing the viability and design of SUDS. We discuss the background to why soakaway testing is important, and how the data is used.

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