Sandra has more than 20 years' planning, regeneration and sustainable development, director level experience, mainly in the public sector and for 10 years running her own business, providing consultancy and interim management.
Sandra’s recent experience is as an Assistant Director leading regeneration in Waltham Forest, London. She set up and led negotiations on the borough’s Housing Zone for 2,500 new homes in quality, mixed-use development in the Lea Valley, and including a new Creative Industries Quarter. Sandra also led the delivery of new housing development in the Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire, negotiating 4,000 new homes in two developments around Wantage, including planned infrastructure, parish and town council engagement and design review. As a trustee of the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), Sandra has worked with the government and policy makers to promote new Garden Cities and housing solutions fit for the 21st Century.
Sandra contributed to the TCPA’s recent urban policy report. Passionate about achieving well planned, new development in partnership with key stakeholders, she is also a trustee of the Bristol Jazz Festival, and Vice-Chair of Governors at Cotham School, where she led negotiations on school development and a hostile village green application.