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We are in the midst of a build - foundations are done but we have a root protection where we want to extend our driveway to park cars for the house. There is a condition in our planning that needs us to specify how we will construct this with relation to the root protection. We went back saying we would 'protect root system for car parking spaces using Terram Geocell panels or similar will be used confining the infill and ensuring that downward forces are spread laterally, reducing pressure on the sub-base protecting the roots and allowing essential passage of air and water providing nutrients' the response from tree officer “More details are required in the Method statement such as how the area will be excavated and when the protective fencing will be moved. This should reference recommendations in bs 5837 (2012). any advice as to what to go back with we only want to take the topsoil away and put a basic gravel drive in... anybody au fait with bs 5837 (2012)? much appreciated! O.
I had a soil survey done on the new site last week and it confirmed that we're on mostly clay; the results have been sent for analysis to find out whether it's shrinkable or not. The new house will be next to a lane and separating the curtilege from the lane is a double hedgerow. The arboricultural report stated that we should keep the inner hedgerow in place during construction as sacrificial root protection for the outer hedgerow, and then remove it once everything is done. However, the soil chap said that the inner hedgerow should be removed ASAP and, in particular, before it starts coming back to life in the spring as it's mostly hawthorn and will be very thirsty, which will make construction difficult on the clay ground after it has sucked all the water out of it. So, ideally, I'd like to get a digger in there ASAP to drag out the inner hedge, but don't want to fall foul of the PP conditions. Currently, development and everything is waiting on a licence from Natural England to do a supervised, soft demolition of the roof as it's a confirmed summer roost for bats. We should have that back by mid March. Any suggestions as to a course of action that won't jeopardise the new house or the planning people?