Arboricultural Method Statements

If there are trees on or next to your development site, an arboricultural method statement can help to provide guidance on how to deal with root protection areas, retained trees and tree removal. 

We have over 30 years of experience providing tree surveys, method statements and more tree consultancy services to businesses and individuals in East and West Sussex, as well as surrounding areas such as London, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire. This means that we’re best placed to provide advice and recommendations for your project. 

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What is an Arboricultural Method Statement?

An arboricultural method statement is very similar to other types of method statement. It provides detailed information on how to carry out building work, so that the remaining trees (and their root protection areas) are safe and unharmed. 

This is usually carried out after the planning applications have been finalised, but before any construction work takes place.

Here at Nicholas Jones, all of our method statements, arboricultural impact assessments and tree surveys are carried out in line with the BSI’s (British Standard Institution) latest recommendations. This means that we uphold the highest standard in our work; making sure the work is carried out right each and every time.

When Do You Need a Method Statement?

Your local authority is likely to request a method statement when you’re planning construction work near important trees and their root protection areas. This is to ensure that the retained trees aren’t damaged by any construction work. 

In some cases, you won’t be able to get planning permission until the method statement is approved and the work method is adhered to. That’s why it’s important to have a clear, thorough method statement to ensure you get the consent needed from the local authority.

The Benefits

Getting an arboricultural method statement could not be easier with the help of the team at Nicholas Jones Consultants. By working with us, you can benefit from:

  • Saving time
  • Saving money
  • Avoiding future complications with construction
  • Protection of local tree species and wildlife
  • A fast and fuss-free service
  • Working with an expert team with over 30 years of experience
  • Excellent customer service

Why Choose Us?

We have a wealth of experience working with architects, construction firms, individuals and businesses, so we have the expertise to assist with projects of all sizes. Our collection of professional and academic qualifications ensure that we have the right skills to carry out the job to the highest standards.

Contact us today to see how we can assist you with your construction or development project.

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