Sandra Fryer stands down as a non-executive member of the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation board at the end of November, following completion of a successful three year term.

Sandra has championed a focus on place making and economic development to achieve sustainable good growth, and the board has benefitted from her substantial experience of complex regeneration projects.

As Chair of the Planning Committee since 2018, Sandra has overseen approval of a number of important schemes, including the Garden City’s third primary school, the masterplans for the villages of Ashmere and Alkerden where up to 4,600 homes will be created, and the district centre at Castle Hill.

Amongst Sandra’s other contributions to the work of the Board, she became one of the representatives on the recently established Community Board, being committed to giving residents a direct voice on the future of the Garden City.

Michael Cassidy CBE, Chair of the board, said: “Sandra has made a valuable contribution to the work of the board over her three year term, and we are particularly grateful for her inclusive approach to her role as Chair of the Planning Committee. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Sandra for her passion and commitment to the work of the Corporation.”

In response, Sandra said “I would like to thank the Board and executive team for the fantastic opportunity to be on the Board of the Development Corporation at Ebbsfleet, championing the first Garden City of the 21st Century.   I hope the Garden City will continue to reach out to the rest of Kent, to maximise its position in the Thames Estuary and to share the lessons of great ‘place making’ with others planning large scale housing delivery, including  garden towns and villages.”