Q&A – cost of planning notifications since June 2015

Cllr Joanna Dabrowska asked:

How much has LBE spent, per year, on lamppost notifications of planning applications since June 2015?

Ealing Council’s response:

The cost per annum for the site notice process has been approximately £35,000 since July 2015, per year based on staff (contractor) costs to erect the notices, and the costs of the notices and ties.
In terms of the budget for Planning Services, the postage cost went from £65k (2015/16) to £15k per annum post implementation of the revised site notice process.