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BS 5837 Seminar for Royal Town Planning Institute

On the 4th February 2009 Elliott Consultancy Limited played host to members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) with a seminar entitled ‘Trees within Planning & Development’. The aim of the seminar was to increase awareness amongst the planning professions as to the considerations that should be afforded to trees adjacent to potential developments. Approximately 20 delegates from the public and private sectors attended the evening seminar at The Bar Convent in York.

The seminar was characterised by two-halves; the first being an explanation of the requirements of British Standard 5837 ‘Trees in Relation to Construction’ 2005, specifically regarding the intended phased approach of the document and how & when the different elements of it should be applied within the design, planning and construction phases. The second half of the seminar used example projects undertaken by Elliott Consultancy Limited to highlight the requirements of trees and the importance of obtaining arboricultural advice from the outset in order to understand the tree constraints of a particular site.

The seminar was well received by all who attended and the discussion period that followed lasted as long as the prepared sessions combined.  Elliott Consultancy Limited would like to thank the RTPI for their support and all who attended the event.

For detailed information about the services that we provide according to BS5837 please click the following link: BS5837 Tree Services