BS5837 Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA)

Are you looking for a BS5837 Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA) to enable you to get planning permission your proposed project? The local authority tree officer may require the information as part of your submission, or alternatively may have requested the information as a condition.

Whether you are a developer, architect or planning consultant with multiple large sites, a builder with small to large sites on the go or an individual householder organising and project managing your own extension works. We are able to assist you in all of these situations for you to achieve your goal.

We will use the VALID tree assessment method on any trees considered to be potentially dangerous. This method is described in more detail on our tree health and safety survey page.

A BS 5837 Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA) is an important element of your planning process. This will result in you knowing exactly what trees you have on your site and the impact that they will have on the proposed development and that the development will have on the trees.

This develops from the BS 5837 tree report, and includes the identification of any protected trees, the effects on the amenity value and biodiversity of the surrounding area, identifying any potential incompatibilities between the retained trees and the proposed layout.

This will include any infrastructure requirements for highways and road access, visibility, lighting CCTV and services. It will also include mitigation of any trees that are required to be removed for the scheme, and an assessment of the proximity of the retained trees to the existing and proposed structures.

This will then identify the issues to be addressed in the BS 5837 Arboricultural Method Statement. This will lead into the BS5837 Arboricultural Method Statements (AMS) and Tree Protection Plan (TPP).

We have recently working in London, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire and all across the south of England. We have recently successfully worked in numerous local authorities and like to build productive relationships with tree officers.

Local authorities where we have had recent success include Esher, Walton on Thames, Surbiton, Egham, Elmbridge, Reigate, Portsmouth, Crawley, Tonbridge, Bracknell, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Oxford and Cambridge as well as the London Boroughs of Barnet, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Harrow, Hounslow, Lewisham, Merton, Redbridge, Richmond Upon Thames, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston Upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Waltham forest and Wandsworth.

Frequently asked questions

  • BS 5837 Tree Report
  • BS5837 Tree Survey
  • BS5837 Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AMS)
  • BS 5837 Arboricultural Method Statements (AMS)
  • BA 5837 Tree Protection Plan (TPP)
  • BS 5837 Tree Protection Plans (TCP)
  • BS 5837 Arboricultural Supervision