How much have Shepway already spent on the planning application?

We’ve been looking out how much Shepway have already spent preparing the planning application for Princes Parade. You can find the details on Shepway’s website under the heading Strategic Development Projects…/council-…/payments-to-suppliers… Not all the payments under this heading will be to do with Princes Parade but we believe most of them are and that the council have already made a big dent in the £500k budget they have given themselves. They have paid over £20,000 to Edwards Harvey Ltd a firm of Public Relations consultants. Is that a good use of council tax payers’ money?