Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA)

We carry out local arboricultural impact assessments in East and West Sussex, as well as in Kent, London, Surrey and Hampshire

Here at Nicholas Jones Consultants, we have over 30 years worth of experience in the arboricultural industry. This means that we have the expertise to carry out the job to the highest standard, no matter how large or small your project is. 

Get in touch today and book a free consultation to see how we can help.

What Does an AIA Involve?

An AIA is carried out to assess the potential above and below ground conflicts caused by trees. This will have a knock-on effect on your development or landscape design, as the assessment will reveal which trees will require removal and which are suitable for retention without causing issues with the construction process or in the future.  

Essentially, the assessment is used to take note of the effects of any tree loss on the development site. It also will state how to keep established, high-quality trees on the land, without causing complications further down the line. 

After the assessment, a detailed drawing is created and recommendations are made so that your development plans can go through without a hitch.

When is an Arboricultural Impact Assessment Required?

arboricultural-impact-assessment-documentAn AIA can provide valuable information for land developers, housing developers, homebuilders, landscape designers and architects. The results can be submitted to the local authority to further support your planning applications. 

There are several mandatory documents and drawings that you must submit with your planning application, regardless of where you want to build. However, this normally does not include an arboricultural impact assessment, unless your local authority demands one.

Individual local authorities often have their own requirements for planning applications, and this will vary depending on the type of planning application you submit. Therefore, you must check beforehand to see whether you need an AIA. Contact us today for assistance with this step.

The Benefits

There are a whole host of benefits of an arboricultural impact assessment. No matter whether your building one property or hundreds, the AIA can provide useful information for your development and support your planning application. You can also benefit from:

  • Saving money
  • Saving time
  • Maximised life expectancy of retained trees
  • Minimised risks caused by trees on or nearby the site

BS5837:2012 Compliant AIAs

All of our AIAs are compliant with the latest British Standard for Trees: BS5837:2012. This means that you will get a detailed arboricultural impact assessment report with all the information you need, as well as recommendations for best practices going forward.

How Much Does an Arboricultural Impact Assessment Cost?

Arboricultural impact assessment costs can vary depending on how much detail is required, and depending on the size of the area that is due to be surveyed. 

If you’re unsure of how much your AIA will cost – not to worry. We can provide a free and fast consultation and quote. Call us on 01273 858826 or email to see how we can help.

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