Site of the former Wills Tobacco Factory built around 1972, Greenman have been involved with the site since its demolition in 1997. Most recent work comprises tree surveys and consultancy to British Standard BS5837 – 2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – recommendations where we secured a successful planning permission for Persimmon Homes for 82 new residential dwellings. Currently as of 2016 we are undertaking further complex negotiations with site owner Hammersons and Bristol City Council taking the site through several planning permissions and associated tree replacement obligations ahead of the development of commercial retail plots.
Since the site’s demolition, the final area of the site to be developed has grown a complex matrix of vegetation from rank and ruderal pioneer species, secondary broadleaf woodland and maturing non native amenity landscape trees which used to form part of the car park landscaping. Working closely with planning consultants GVA Bilfinger Bristol City Council and the requirements of their supplementary planning document requiring trees to be replaced for each tree to be removed on development sites, Greenman have produced acceptable, practical and cost efficient outcomes at each stage.