The requirements of Planning are at the heart of our services in relation to trees. We are skilled at working on both sensitive and complex development sites and, having considerable experience administering development control on behalf of Local Planning Authorities, we have a very high success rate negotiating with LPAs where existing trees make development proposal particularly difficult or potentially unacceptable.
Our tree surveys, reports and plans are compliant to BS 5837:2012, including concise and user- friendly Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA), Arboricultural Method Statements (AMS), Tree Protections Measures and Tree Protection Plans.
We also undertake tree hazard and risk assessments, produce tree management, insurance and mortgage reports and act for clients in connection with Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs), High Hedge disputes and Planning Appeals.

We regularly undertake tree surveys in connection with planning applications and our reports and plans are compliant with BS 5837:2012, the latest British Standard for recommendations for trees in relation to design, demolition and construction.
Typical Tree Hazard Assessment commissions relate to trees growing on land where there is public access. We have considerable expertise working for private individuals, commercial organisations, schools, local authorities and parish councils.
Often working for larger landowners with public access, Open Spaces provides condition reports which include recommendations for tree surgery, including the prioritising tree works, and on-going tree management.
Most commonly acting for private householders, Open Spaces provides subsidence reports where trees are implicated, usually for insurance or liability purposes.
Open Spaces is experienced in providing reports for both house purchases and mortgage companies, where trees are giving cause for concern in relation to their proximity to residential buildings.
Open Spaces is an independent consultancy. With no interest in tree surgery companies, we provide you with unbiased, professional advice and recommendations in relation to on-going medium to long term management strategies for trees. This service may be of particular interest to private land owners and public access landowners alike.
Combining our knowledge of landscape design and arboriculture, We offer design services for woodland areas, including design for public access.
Open Spaces are experienced in the production of Woodland Management Plans to support planning applications or for land owners who wish to manage their woodlands in a sustainable way whist supporting biodiversity to local ecology.

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