LB Hillingdon is looking at outsourcing the handling of small-scale planning applications.
The Council has posted an OJEU tender for ‘Town & Spatial Planning Services’, which reads “London Borough of Hillingdon are looking for suppliers to provide planning services for householder and other small scale planning applications and scanning and validation of planning applications”. The contract would start in July 2010.
The notice goes on to say that the Council is considering the potential to extend the scope of these services to an end to end planning application service for minor applications. Applicants may also be able to win work advising on policy development, including specialist advice on matters such as housing, biodiversity, sustainability, and energy.
Interested parties should contact Sally Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest.