(2012) – Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and
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:-