BS 5837 (2012) – Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction

The British Standard "Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction to Construction - Recommendations" (BS 5837) (2012), details the steps that should be taken to ensure that trees are appropriately and successfully retained when a development takes place.

This means that where there are trees either on a potential development site or within close proximity to the site, the district council will consider them when making decisions on planning applications for that site.

Planning applications and the development that may follow should, where appropriate follow the processes and recommendations laid out in BS5837 (2012).

Full copies of BS 5837 are available to purchase from the BSi website.

There are several elements of BS 5837 that are vital when considering a development site that contains trees or has trees in close proximity.

These include: