Sara joined North Letherby at the start of 2018. She is a Chartered Surveyor and a member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants.
Sara specialises in rural planning matters and has extensive experience in preparing and managing planning applications for rural workers’ dwellings (new farmhouses and temporary log cabins / mobile homes), a wide range of new farm buildings, nurseries, barn conversions, equestrian development, kennels, and other changes of use and farm diversification projects. Sara has gained Certificates of Lawfulness for clients and has assisted with Enforcement issues. She has worked across much of England and Wales, for farmers, landowners and on behalf of local planning authorities.
Sara also works on behalf of housing and commercial developers seeking to develop agricultural land. Working with Agricultural Land Classification surveyors, she has provided assessments of the impact of housing and commercial development upon agricultural land and farm businesses.
Sara has a rural background in Wiltshire. Following a career change from the media in 2007, Sara studied for a masters degree in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College for which she received a Distinction.
Sara is a keen sports fan, combining her love of travel and cricket whenever possible. She keeps fit by running and maintaining some order in the garden.