Sarah has experience in a wide range of residential, commercial, infrastructure and mixed use projects gained from over 20 years working in the private sector. Sarah has particular expertise in coordinating large project teams with a wide range of consultants. Her work in the residential, commercial and infrastructure sectors has given her key experience in managing complex planning issues.
Sarah has worked in all areas of planning including airports, infrastructure, commercial, retail, residential, mixed-use and minerals planning. Sarah has represented clients as an expert witness at Public Inquiry, LDF EiP’s (Examination in Public) and at Informal Hearings and instructs Counsel.
Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station: Sarah is acting for Horizon Nuclear Power in relation to the submission of an application for a Development Consent Order for a new nuclear power station on Anglesey known as Wylfa Newydd. Wylfa Newydd will include two ABWRs (advanced boiler water reactors) and will generate around 2700MW of electricity, enough to provide secure, low carbon power for 5 million homes.
Orsted, Walney Extension: Sarah acted for Orsted (formerly DONG Energy) in relation to their application for a significant extension to their existing wind farm off the coast of Heysham, Lancashire, to successfully secure DCO consent.
Hinkley Point C: Sarah was part of the team advising EDF Energy in relation to the DCO application for a new nuclear power station known as Hinkley Point C. Sarah specifically advised on associated development and transport issues.
Big Yellow Self Storage, Various sites: Sarah has acted for over 20 years providing planning advice and obtaining planning permission for Big Yellow Self Storage in relation to the acquisition and development of over 75 stores. Sarah has obtained planning permission for self-storage and mixed residential, industrial and self-storage schemes.
Estate Regeneration, Camden: Sarah is acting for London Borough of Camden in relation to a number of projects within their CIP programme including Bacton Low Rise (290 residential units), Maitland Park (115 residential units) and Tybalds Estate (up to 43 units)
Sherwood Close, Ealing: Sarah acted for Clarion Housing Group in relation to a scheme for 209 residential units and a community centre. The application involved complex planning issues including managing relationships with the Council and local community and balancing economic viability with issues such as the proposed energy strategy.
Bluewater: Sarah acted as planning consultant advising on strategic planning issues in relation to an application for a 30,000 sqm extension of Bluewater, Kent. Sarah managed the preparation of the Planning Statement and Retail Impact Assessment and co-ordinated the other application documents to secure a resolution to grant planning permission from Dartford planning committee.
Bradwell B: Sarah is providing strategic planning advice to CGN and EDF on the Bradwell B DCO and led the production of the Stage One consultation material. She is the DCO planning lead for the project and manages a wider project team of planners and is responsible for the relationship with the local authorities and PINS.
Heathrow West: Sarah led the DCO planning team and provided planning strategy advice to the Arora Group who are promoting an alternative terminal proposal to fit within the wider expansion of Heathrow Airport supported by the Airports National Policy Statement.
- Retail and Commercial
- Infrastructure and Energy
- Mixed Use