Belinda is a chartered town planner, who has worked in private practice for the past six years, advising on redevelopment potential, preparing planning appeals and managing both large and small planning applications. Working alongside local authorities to achieve planning consents for a range of clients, she negotiated with both clients and planning authorities to improve schemes to create better places for those who will use them.
Part of the second cohort of Public Practice, Belinda joined Sutton as Housing and Planning Advisor. She helped to shape Sutton’s new estate regeneration programme around Sutton Town Centre and produced a draft Affordable Housing SPD. Her role across the Strategic Planning and Housing Regeneration Teams aligned engagement with existing residents with the emerging Northern Gateway Area Action Plan and helped produce a viable delivery strategy for the regeneration of up to five estates.