Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA)
What Does an AIA Involve?
An AIA is usually carried out to assess whether there are any above-ground or below-ground conflicts caused by trees. If issues are present, they can have a significant impact on development, construction, and landscaping projects, so it’s important to identify potential problems before they cause severe damage and disruption.
A tree impact assessment can identify which trees will require removal and which trees are suitable for retention without causing issues further down the line. Our detailed assessment report will also provide insight as to what impact tree loss will have on the site and outline how to go about managing and maintaining any remaining trees.
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 a Tree Impact Assessment Required?
An 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 of an Arboricultural Impact Assessment
There are a whole host of benefits of carrying out an arboricultural impact assessment. No matter whether you’re building one property or hundreds, an AIA can provide you with useful information for your development, support your s73 application, and help you avoid hiccups at various stages of the process. Other benefits include:
- 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 email@example.com to see how we can help.