Planting Plans

What are they?

Local authorities are now asking for Planting Plans to be submitted alongside planning applications. This is particularly relevant if development works are being completed and will affect the landscape.

Planting Plans are a scaled top down plan, detailing the areas that will have planting in them. It will also identify the types of plant that will be planted there. This can be tailored for applications including housing extensions, new builds and housing development schemes.

Development sites may be required to compensate for any trees or hedgerows that are due to be removed. Biodiversity is a priority for your local authority and should be considered throughout the project.

Planting plans will provide you with the common and latin name of the plant. It should also specify the size, planting density and indicate the plants position. This is ideal for managing a landscape project, giving you a guide to use and compare against.


Planting Plans Example

What’s the process?

Initially, our experts will contact you to discuss the project in detail and go through your requirements. This will also give them the opportunity to advise on any specific aspects that may be required as part of the plan. They will also identify any requirements for the planning application, and to take any photographs or measurements of the existing site.

The Planting Plan will then be put together, including details of the common and botanical name of each plant, the size of each plant and any planting densities. Our consultants will stay in touch with you throughout the process, ensuring that the end result matches your requirements exactly.

Upon completion, you will receive a digital pack in the form of a PDF which can be incorporated into your planning application.


Please see below for a breakdown of what you will receive upon completion of the planting plans. 

Contact a member of our team to find out more information.


A digital (in the form of a PDF) pack consisting of:
  • The common and botanical name of each plant;
  • The quantity of each type of plant;
  • The size/height of each type of plant;
  • The density of planting;
  • How the plants are to be grown - bare root or container grown;
  • An identifying image of each plant.

If you would like more information about our planting plans, or to arrange a site visit from our specialist consultant, why not get in touch?


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ProHort are aware of the importance of getting the best value for money in a development project. As such, we will always provide our best price, first time, for all of the services we provide.

Prices for a Planting Plan can vary depending upon a range of factors, including the complexity of the project and size of the area that needs planting.

Please enquire now or call us on 01782 479479 for more information.

Discounted rates are available if a Planting Plan is bought in conjunction with other plans. Please get in touch for more information.

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