Shontelle joined HTA’s award-winning planning team in December 2016.
In 2013 she received a First Class Honors degree in Spatial Planning from the Bartlett School of Planning (University College London) and was elected as a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) in June 2017. She has a diverse breadth of experience in urban regeneration, transport and environmental planning in both the public and private sectors. She began her career in an area based regeneration scheme in the London Borough of Lewisham before working in transport planning on projects such as HS2 for WSP and sustainable transport projects with Steer Davies Gleave. In her role with LUC, she supported and advised local planning authorities on Local Plan making and the scoping and assessment of Environmental Impact Assessments for several London Boroughs including the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Lewisham.
Shontelle enjoys working in dynamic multi-disciplinary teams to lead aspects of proposals or planning programme, manage consultant input and community engagement and consultation. She enjoys working on schemes which require effective strategies that address challenging planning constraints, whether it be environmental or restrictive planning environments. Her approach is always to understand the key issues, identify key stakeholders, communicate the best approach or practice and to develop relationships and effective engagement strategies.
Since joining HTA, Shontelle has worked with internal and external architects on several schemes including Open Door Homes small sites in the London Borough of Barnet, Dee Park Regeneration in Reading and large scale projects at Lower Graylingwell, Chichester and George Street in the London Borough of Croydon. She continues to work on large scale mixed use and residential led schemes, such as the former Valentines Pub at Gants Hill and Poole Road in Woking, as well as smaller schemes like the accommodation reconfiguration project with NottingHill Genesis Housing in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Shontelle has a particular interest in rooftop modular development and is pursuing this interest in schemes with a specialist developer in this field and a private student housing developer. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring the city’s cultural offerings, music festivals, yoga and reading. She has recently taken up cycling and is working on developing her skills for long distance cycle rides.