JCA undertook a developmental survey for one of our developer clients. A check was made with Calderdale Council and we were informed that there were no Woodland or Individual Tree Preservation Orders in place at the site.
The tree survey revealed a total of 13 items of vegetation (3 individual trees, 8 groups of trees and 2 hedges). Of these, 4 items were identified as retention category ‘B’ and 9 items were identified as retention category ‘C’.
As a general rule, the trees listed a 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.
On this occasion, no trees were identified as category ‘U’ and as such no trees were recommended for removal in the current context of the site.