Jonathan Berry, founding partner of the Macclesfield-based environmental and technical planning consultancy, Tyler Grange LLP, has been appointed as chairman of the Landscape Institute North West Branch.
The Landscape Institute is an educational charity and chartered body responsible for protecting, conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment for the benefit of the public. It champions well-designed and well-managed urban and rural landscapes. The Institute's accreditation and professional procedures ensure that the designers, managers and scientists who make up the landscape architecture profession work to the highest standards. Its advocacy and education programmes promote the landscape architecture profession as one which focuses on design, environment and community in order to inspire great places where people want to live, work and visit.
Berry said: "With over 1,000 members in the region, my role provides a great opportunity to represent and work alongside other chartered landscape architects, academics, scientists and students. Our members provide a huge contribution to the protection and evolution of the environment in the North West, and I am keen to promote such work as well as improve links with complimentary professional organisations such as the RTPI and RIBA."
Berry replaces Penny Williams, who remains as a committee member.