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. She has extensive experience in project management and co-ordination of major schemes, and advises clients at all stages in the planning process, including: the completion of site appraisals, formulation of planning strategies, representations to local plan consultations, preparation and submission of a wide range of planning applications, co-ordination of Environmental Impact Assessments, and securing reserved matters approval.

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