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Harriet Shone, Director


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Harriet is a Director in the Politics, Engagement and Planning (PEP) team. She specialises in pre-planning consultation and engagement with a particular focus on the public sector, having worked across numerous affordable housing and NHS projects since joining LCA in February 2021.

Prior to joining LCA Harriet was placed full time in Westminster City Council’s community engagement team. Leading a team of communications professionals, she delivered public consultation on housing-led projects of a range of sizes – from ‘infill’ sites delivering a few new homes on council-owned land to estate regenerations providing hundreds of new homes or Adult Social Care projects to deliver much-needed housing for older people – as well as providing strategic communications advice to the Growth, Planning and Housing Directorate.

Harriet has a strong understanding of planning and delivering online and distance consultation methods that are inclusive and deliver measurable results, having led the development of Westminster’s digital-first consultation approach in 2020. She has used this experience since joining LCA, including leading on engagement for Kingston Council’s Transform Kingston programme which reached over 6,000 people in 2021 through a mix of digital and in-person consultation methods.

Utilising her expertise in housing-led development, Harriet also works across LCA’s estate renewal and affordable housing projects, including for Lambeth, Islington, and Newham councils. Harriet also supports NHS and healthcare organisations like Epsom St Helier University Hospitals Trust, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation, St Mary’s Hospital, and The Royal Marsden with planning, consultation, and communications advice.

Harriet edits Social Housing Weekly, LCA’s weekly newsletter summarising the latest news from the sector. Subscribe for her weekly commentary on all things housing.

Outside work, Harriet is a keen home-cook and can usually be found fermenting cabbage in one form or another or exploring London’s array of Asian supermarkets looking for specific types of vinegar. An enthusiastic member of the LCA book club, if she isn’t in the kitchen, you’ll probably find her reading a novel in the bath.