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Salcey offers a comprehensive Consultancy service. Our team of experts are committed to these services and enables us to provide surveys, reports and management plans for a diverse range of clients and needs. We work closely with local authorities, insurers, property developers, facilities management, construction and civil engineering companies and leisure parks on diverse issues such as tree insurance matters, decay and disease detection, mortgage risk assessments, tree stock, developmental sites, hazard evaluation and environmental management.

Our commercial services include:

  • Tree Condition Surveys
  • BS5837 Surveys to Support Construction Planning Applications
  • GPS Surveys
  • Woodland Management Surveys
  • Planting Schemes
  • Other Legislative & Planning Issues

Tree Condition Surveys

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Our survey assessments will meet the requirements of any Health & Safety legislation and are based on best industry standards of the Arboricultural Association. Whether you own the land, wish to purchase land or want to develop your land, our qualified Consultants can inspect all your trees, create a tree management program, based on our hazard assessment survey and tree health and condition, to put your mind at rest and satisfy the owners ‘duty of care’. Even if the survey shows that your trees are in excellent condition, it will still give an objective sense of what tree stock your property contains and how your trees might affect you.

BS5837 Surveys to Support Construction Planning Applications

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Increasingly local authorities have been placing emphasis on the importance of trees within a development. Trees can provide amenity value, add maturity to a development and increase property value.

British Standard 5837 - Trees in Relation to Construction - recommends the steps that should be taken to ensure that trees are appropriately and successfully retained when a development takes place. This means that where a site contains trees, or within close proximity to it, the Local Planning Authority (LPA) will take them into account when making decisions on planning applications for that site, and planning applications should follow the processes set out in BS5837.

Our surveys are produced in accordance with BS5837. Where trees are implicated, we provide the developer with all the information that is required to support a planning application and offer guidance for tree protection during the construction process. This includes Arboricultural Impact assessment, Tree Constraints plans, Tree Retention Categories and Root Protection Areas.

From pre-application consultation to the final recommendations, we minimise delay by delivering what LPA’s require. We recognise that the achievement of your plans depends on our ability to deliver the right information to the right people, quickly, and take pride in generating solutions to the range of technical problems that can arise on development sites.

GPS Surveys

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Salcey can undertake tree surveys using latest GPS technology to maintain accurate records and work history on each tree, whilst accurately mapping every tree on your land. GPS is especially useful for mapping trees over large and difficult open space areas and will provide a hazard and risk identification plan

Woodland Management Surveys

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Woodland areas play an important part in countryside and sometimes urban landscapes. Often, owners need to find ways to enhance the benefit of the site, perhaps to increase the level of access, improve wildlife or habitat diversity, or find new uses for woodland products. We can advise on sustainable woodland and hedgerow management, timber production and improved bio-diversity.

Planting Schemes

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Our expert technicians can advise on planting designs and implementation in conjunction with landscape Architects. We also offer a full tree and shrub planting service including whip size, semi mature and large container plants. We choose the best species for the location, site and soil, and offer an after care service to ensure that the plants are cared for properly.

As one of the preferred contractors for Carillion WSP Kettering, Salcey was asked to assist following an embankment failure along the A14 carriageway near Histon, Cambridgeshire, resulting in structural problems to the road and a hazard to the public.

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Other Legislative & Planning Issues

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Salcey is also able to provide advice on a legislative and planning matters in relation to:

  • Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Area Regulations
  • Insurance Claims/Public Liability
  • Subsidence Reports
  • Tribunals
  • High Hedges Regulations 2005
  • Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
  • Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981

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