A LEADING chartered surveyors and letting agent has announced the appointment of two woodland specialists. 

Sarah Radcliffe and Will Livesey will be tasked with meeting the growing demand faced by H&H Land & Estates for forestry services across the north of England. 

Sarah will head up the division as woodland and forestry manager, with Will taking on the role of woodland and environmental advisor for South Lakes.

Northumberland-based Sarah said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for me to utilise the skills and knowledge I have acquired through my time at Forestry Commission and put them to use by helping landowners and farmers gain clarity and understanding of forestry and woodland management, which is an ever-changing area.

"I’m looking forward to guiding this new team for H&H Land & Estates and am excited to see what we can achieve.”

Sarah’s primary responsibility will be to provide professional advice to clients on all forestry and woodland matters, especially government schemes and legislative requirements, preparing and submitting woodland creation projects, managing sales, planting and maintenance, securing necessary consents and grants, and undertaking assessments, mapping, and reporting.

Also joining the new team is Will, whose role will primarily entail providing woodland management and grant services to South Lakes’ clients. Since gaining his degree in Woodland Ecology & Conservation in 2017, Will has gained a wealth of experience working for Stobart Forestry, undertaking woodland surveys, supervising operations, and grant applications.

In his role, Will will be primarily accountable for preparing and submitting environment and forestry scheme applications, including felling licences and Environmental Impact Assessments.

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Thomas Armstrong, director and chartered surveyor at H&H Land & Estates, said: “With the focus on forestry and its impact on the environment snowballing, we wanted to make sure we were in a position to offer the best professional advice and support to both existing and new clients, which is why we have introduced a team of specialists in this area.

“Both Sarah and Will are extremely motivated and dedicated to their field. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the team and look forward to seeing them drive this area of the business forward.”