2018 ICF Midlands: Planning and Development in Existing WoodlandBook now
Chartered Foresters are increasingly being asked by owners and entrepreneurs where the opportunities lie for development in relation to woodland. This may range from small scale cabins for family use, to single residence for woodsman / owners and larger scale residential development in proximity to woodland.
The conference brings together a strong suite of national and regional speakers from the public and private sector, including regulatory authorities and leisure developers.
This is an ICF led event and is being supported by the Landscape Institute (LI) as there is a significant cross over between the two organisations. LI members will therefore attend as planning professionals who are also answering development questions in relation to woodland.
- 8.30 – Teas / Coffees
- 9.00 – Presentations in Council Chamber
- 12.30 – Buffet Lunch
- 13.15 – ICF Midlands AGM (members can attend the AGM only without charge)
- 14.00– Walking Tour of Local Sites (mini-bus provided – bring boots / coats)
- Andrew Brook, Planning Manager: Planning & Development for Forest Holiday Lodges & Utilising Sensitive Construction Methods
- Marion Bryant, Natural England: Protection of Sensitive Woodland Habitats and Examples of Good Practice in Development Planning
- Phil Metcalfe, Planning & Green Infrastructure Officer: The Role of New and Existing Woodland in Facilitating Planning
- Martin Cordingley, Director: Opportunities and Case Studies for Log Cabin Development within Existing Woodland and on the Woodland Fringe
- Ewan Calcott, National Regulations Team Manager at Forestry Commission: Planning for Forest Roading & Monitoring Illegal Felling for Development
- Luci Ryan, Ecological Impact Assessor at the Woodland Trust: Guidance on Development Planning in Relation to Ancient Woodland
- Hugh Ross and Carolyn Church, Owners: Walking tour of Rawhaw Wood SSSI, Pipewell, Corby re. timber framed eco home development within SSSI woodland (minibus travel provided to and from site)
- Ian Dudley MICFor CEnv, Director at Lockhart Garratt Ltd: Walking tour of Hazel Wood ASNW, Corby re. woodland restoration and urban regeneration