One of JCA’s clients contacted us to arrange a development survey for one of their proposed development sites in Barnsley.
Our consultant surveyed the site and identified a total of 32 items (25 individual trees, 5 groups of trees and 2 hedges. Of the items surveyed, 1 tree and 1 group were identified as retention category ‘A’, 8 trees and 2 groups were identified as retention category ‘B’, 13 trees, 2 groups and 2 hedges were identified as category ‘C; and 3 trees were identified as retention category ‘U’.
As a general rule, the trees listed as retention category ‘A’ or retention category ‘B’ are the most valuable items of vegetation and as such the removal of these is likely to be met with resistance by the Local Planning Authority.
The trees listed within a retention category ‘C’ are of lesser value and the removal of these is generally less likely to be met with resistance by the Local Planning authority. Items which are listed as category ‘U’ comprise of dead trees or trees of limited safe life expectancy and are often recommended removal, irrespective of any proposals.