Information Leaflet 14: Guidance on Pre-Application Discussions
A PAD is a separate and distinct advisory process. It does not bind us in making our formal decision at the regulatory stage, following public consultation with all interested parties and formal consultation with the local Council. It is important to stress therefore that all our PAD advice is given without prejudice to the formal consideration of your planning application. This is because other information may arise from consultations, third party representations or policy changes during the regulatory determination process. However, it is expected that any variations from the general advice offered at the PAD would be unusual.