We were commissioned early at planning stage to prepared a planning statement to support development across a 300 hectare site. This early involvement enabled the development of a suitable solution reducing the impact on trees and ensuring their successful integration into the final design.
Our involvement came via recommendation from BMD, based on previous success in collaborating with large development teams and the ability discharge large-scale site instructions.
The complex site has three distinct areas; existing barracks and residential areas, airfield and golf course. All three had a different composition of tree structure from good individual specimens, such as wild service trees, through to large plantations of poplar and spruce trees.
Our initial instruction was to undertake an assessment of all trees, groups and woodlands across the site following the recommendations of BS5837:2012 in order to inform the design process from the outset.
Once the tree data had been captured using our computerised tree management system, we seamlessly created all necessary tree constraints plans for the site. These formed the basis of future plans for the site. Since the submission of our plans and completed tree schedule, containing over 1200 individual, 250 groups and 10 woodlands, we are now working with the wider project team to design suitable layouts for the complete site for future planning applications.
If you would like to find out more about how we can help you support your planning application call 01789 459458.
“Waterbeach represents properly joined-up national thinking. Public brownfield land being released by a major Government ministry for value-enhancing development, that anticipates and facilitates change in one of the most innovative and creative economic areas on the planet. Whilst returning substantial proceeds to the taxpayer.”
– Nigel Hugill, Urban & Civic
Our experienced team will guide you through the process from estimate to planning approval.