Young planner lands Olympic Park job

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 22 Jul 2015

Sarah Birt The team overseeing the transformation of the Olympic Park has promoted a planner to work on elements of the huge site in East London.

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has promoted Sarah Birt to the role of planning development manager.

She was in the planning development executive within the development management team at the LLDC, and before that helped develop the corporation's emerging local plan.

“In my current role I am managing a range of planning applications in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,” Birt told Planning.

“I am busy being the lead case officer on the Olympic Stadium, in its transformation into a multi-use venue and on the proposed slide on the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture.

“I am also dealing with part of residential development coming forward through the Legacy Communities Scheme.”

The LLDC was established to promote and deliver physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding area.

Her team is responsible for the determination of planning applications and the management of appeals and planning enforcement. 

“We are preparing a local plan and community infrastructure levy as a key part of our strategy to promote and deliver regeneration.”

Birt is tackling a caseload of applications, enforcement cases and appeals as well as evaluation of proposals at pre-application stages and managing and processing planning applications and appeals.

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