Surveyor, Residential Development

Sarah is a chartered planning and development surveyor and works on a wide range of projects on behalf of house builders, private landowners, trusts, charities and academic institutions.

She offers clients a diverse range of skills, particularly in the disposal and acquisition of residential development land and provides professional advice on option and promotion agreements, conditional contracts, in addition to valuation and viability advice. Her experience extends to strategic land opportunities, where she assists landowners in realising value from sites with potential for residential development.

Recent projects

University of Cambridge: North West Cambridge Development
Act as sole selling agent in the disposal of the market housing lots at the development, a 3,000-dwelling urban extension to the north-west of Cambridge. This included preparing a two-stage, tender process and the negotiation and appointment of the potential development partner. Sarah also advises the university on development and disposal strategies for future phases containing market housing parcels.

Letchworth Heritage Foundation: Foundation House, Letchworth
Sole selling agent to dispose of a site benefiting from a draft allocation and permitted development rights to convert the offices into residential apartments. Sarah provides advice on the disposal strategy and markets the development opportunity to find a development partner.

Peterhouse College, Cambridge: Land at Melbourn

Landholding in Melbourn that benefitted from outline planning permission for up to 199 dwellings and a 75-bedroom care home. Sarah provided advice on the disposal strategy, marketing the development opportunity and legal negotiations with the selected development partner. The site was sold to a regional housebuilder in summer 2017.

Consortium of two Charities and a Trust: Land South of Babraham Road, Sawston
Landowners Agent to agree a Collaboration Agreement for a residential development opportunity that could deliver 260 dwellings and to determine and implement a disposal strategy to meet agreed objectives.

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