Since 2009 David Challice has held the status of Chartered Arboriculturist, awarded by the Institute of Foresters. This brings practical and valuable assurances to clients when considering the appointment of an expert in tree planning, design, management and of course health and safety.
The true value of chartered status cannot be over stated as planners, architects and developers can be reassured by a valuable level of legal and practical expertise combined with commercial awareness. Vital when time and high value resource management, this can make the difference in balancing the need to generate significant profits while maintaining a sustainable environment.
The earlier Challice Consulting can be incorporated into the design or pre-development planning stage the more opportunities there are to identify risks and solutions which will save costly time at a more advanced stage. Constraints that may prove difficult to mitigate against will need to be highlighted, even though bad news may be unwelcome; however it is better to hear bad news earlier rather than at a more costly stage of proceedings.
Our experience in working with local authority planning officers will enable Challice Consulting to agree general principles that are being applied, informing the design and development process. It is also clear that by maintaining a clear focus on particular aspects of the development considerable time and money will be saved.
Local Authority planning officers will also benefit from knowing the standards applied by Challice Consulting will be thorough and consistent, in a form suitable for their consideration and submission to the planning committee.