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In addition to helping our work in protecting the special landscape and built heritage of Suffolk, joining SPS also gives members access to our special programme of events. This includes visits to some of the most impressive houses in the county, talks from eminently qualified speakers and training events.

For a taste of what to expect see our Gallery of Recent Events. Details of forthcoming events can be found below:


Landscape training for Consultees

- How to avoid bleak and barren landscapes by being a well-informed consultee -

Haughley Park Barn, Haughley

Tuesday 16 October 2018. 10am - 1pm (coffee and registration from 9.30am)

A morning seminar which is designed for those responding to major planning applications - parish and town councils and amenity socieities. We will examine how to interrogate the plans, recognise some of the pitfalls of poor design and learn the art of careful scrutiny of landscape planning conditions.

This workshop from Ruth Elwood BA (Hons) Dip LA CMLlis will explain how to achieve high quality planting schemes that will survive, thrive and provide benefits to future generations. Help on how to achieve a sustainable green infrastructure that will deliver attractive places that are good for the environment, climate change, wellbeing and wildlife.

Ruth is the Director of Elwood Landscape Design based in Mendlesham, Mid Suffolk. ELD undertakes landscape appraisals and detailed design for residential schemes, retirement complexes, care homes, commercial headquarters buildings and large scale industrial schemes. The main passion of the practice is design, with an essential knowledge of plants and hard materials. ELD has a deep understanding of the planning process gained through many years working with a broad range of clients.

The cost of this training will be £15 per person for members of SPS and £30 per person for non-members. Please contact Linda Cockburn, Office Manager on sps@suffolksociety.org or 01787 247179 to book your place


Last updated: 12-10-2018