Sarah joined Rapleys in March 2018 as an Associate in the town planning department following her consultancy roles with GL Hearn and RPS Group in Bristol. Sarah has a mix of private and public sector experience, having started her professional planning career as a Planning Officer in South Gloucestershire Council’s Development Management Team before moving to the private sector.

Within her consultancy roles, Sarah has advised a wide range of private sector clients including national and regional home builders, strategic land promoters and registered providers. These include: Bovis Homes, Barratt David Wilson Homes, Taylor Wimpey, Redrow Homes, Ainscough Strategic Land, Redcliffe Homes and Curo Group. She has experience in project management and co-ordination of major schemes including the completion of site appraisals, formulation of planning strategies, preparation and submission of a wide range of planning applications and co-ordination of Environmental Impact Assessments.

Sarah has experience in strategic land promotions for residential and mixed use schemes through all stages of the plan-making process. She is effective in leading multi-disciplinary teams on a range of projects with a particular focus on major residential schemes.