Architects, Developers & Planners

Working closely with multidisciplinary teams

Planning and development

Trees are vitally important in urban and rural landscapes; they are largest component of green infrastructure and can provide many opportunities to enhance new development.  We understand the complexities of building around trees and have helped many schemes achieve planning permission where important trees are retained on construction sites so they can continue to make a positive impact on the local environment.

Whether you are building a single dwelling near to one tree or developing a large urban extension site near woodland, we can provide assistance in the planning process to help you achieve a successful scheme and the planning permission you require.

We regularly work closely with multidisciplinary teams on a variety of different scale projects that can often be environmentally sensitive or contentious.

BS5837 compliant reports and plans

Trees are a material consideration in the planning process so if you are submitting a planning application for development on land that has trees on (or close to) it your local planning authority will require an arboricultural report to accompany the application.

BS5837:2012 contains recommendations and guidance for trees in relation to design, demolition and construction.  Barton Hyett Associates provides reports compliant with this standard.

Arboricultural Consultancy

We provide the following arboricultural consultancy services, which follow a logical sequence of events in the planning and design process.  You may not need all of these services depending on the complexity of the site.

Pre-Design and Baseline
Pre-acquisition and feasibility assessments
Baseline BSS837:2012 survey


Masterplan Review
Detailed design review
Scheme specific advice
Daylight Availability


Planning Application
BS5837:2012 surveys
Tree constraints plans
Arboricultural impact assessments


Post Planning
Discharge of conditions
Watching briefs/site supervision

Additional services

  • TPO applications
  • Conservation Area notifications
  • Felling licence applications

We use AutoCAD to produce high quality plans that will integrate with professional architect’s drawings.


Frensham Vale