Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA)
An Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA) is a written tree report that considers all the direct and indirect impacts of a design proposal on trees within the development area. The assessment outlines those trees that need to be removed and those to be retained, highlighting any potential problems from a planning point of view. This assessment should accompany and be submitted at the same time as a planning application to the Council to meet with national and local validation criteria. The AIA will enable the council to make an informed and judged decision on the planning application.
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