Over the last ten years, Richard has gained a wide range of experience as both a private sector consultant and an Arboricultural Officer for a Local Planning Authority. This experience has ensured Richard has a full understanding of the complexities of trees within the planning system, tree related statute and tree risk.
Richard regularly provides arboricultural advice on development proposals in relation to trees and woodlands as they have a bearing upon infrastructure, residential and mixed-use development through to renewables schemes.
Richard is involved at all stages of the development process from strategic assessment and survey and through application to appeal. Richard is an expert witness on arboricultural matters and has appeared at Inquiries and addressed appeals.