Locum Tree Officer Cover

Case Study

Herefordshire Council

To provide locum cover for the post of Arboricultural Officer


Herefordshire Council are a large, predominantly rural Local Authority with a significant number of large, old and important trees.  Many of these are protected by Tree Preservation Order and despite the county’s rural character there are significant areas of new development occurring around existing urban centres.

We were appointed by Herefordshire Council to provide locum cover for the post of Arboricultural Officer.   The appointment required our consultant to manage the Authority’s TPO and Conservation Area notification processes.  After clearing a back log of applications our consultant efficiently managed the receipt, assessment and formal response of the application in a timely and efficient manner and within the statutory time frames for determination.  The appointment then expanded to include the provision of consultee advice on planning applications through the development control consultation process.