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Sara Parkinson

Planning and Communications Director

Countryside Partnerships

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United Kingdom


An experienced planner with over 16 years experience in the private sector. Sara has a breadth of experience delivering planning consents for complex strategic sites in London as a planning consultant, and portfolio experience from high level engagement with industry leaders and senior public sector representatives as an influential policy manager at London First. Sara’s current role at London First involves managing senior property industry relationships and lobbying for change on key issues affecting the property sector for property firms ranging from Land Securities, British Land to the Crown Estate and Grosvenor. Sara’s role also involves building and maintaining relationships with key players in the public sector including the senior representatives at DCLG, Deputy Mayors, GLA planning policy and planning decisions team, London Land Commission and Regeneration teams.

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Current Position

Planning and Communications Director at Countryside Partnerships


Master of Regional and Urban Planning, Town Planning

Past Talks

Housing 2022