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Landscape Planning Checklist

A Landscape plan for planning permission for local authorities and County Councils should be designed so as to minimise as much as possible the impact of the proposed development and aid its assimilation into the existing surrounding landscape in a natural manner.

Appropriate planting of native species to form hedgerows and carefully positioned trees at strategic vantage points should be used to buffer the development.

Where mature trees and/or substantial hedgerow are located on lands that are being considered for development, a detailed tree survey should be submitted with the planning application. All trees with a diameter of 75mm and above 1.50m from ground level should be included on the tree survey. Trees should be surveyed by reference to species, branch canopy, spread, shape, height and condition.

The proposed landscape scheme should identify clearly the following;


  • The extent of existing trees & hedgerows to be retained
  • Species of trees & hedges to be planted
  • Number of each species required
  • The size of each tree & hedge plant
  • The form of each tree & hedge plant (bareroot, rootballed, potted)
  • Location of where each is to be planted
  • Landscape specification

Landscape plans should be designed by a competent and full qualified Landscape Architect in order to avoid over ambitious landscaping schemes that can be difficult to implement and can be very costly.

Different local authorities and county councils have different guidelines and procedures when evaluating landscape planning permission applications.

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