Important information to note
Any advice given by council officers to pre-application enquiries is the informal opinion of that officer, and does not constitute a formal response or decision of the Council in respect of any future planning application.
Planning officers will ultimately make a recommendation to the Council, as Local Planning Authority, on how the application should be determined. The officer’s duty remains to advise the Council on determining the application in the public interest. It follows that officers cannot give any guarantees about the final formal decision that will be made on any future planning application.
Any advice given in relation to planning history of the site, planning constraints or statutory designations does not constitute a formal response under the provisions of the Local Land Charges Act 1975, the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, and other relevant legislation.
Views or opinions expressed are given in good faith, based on existing planning policies and standards and the information supplied by the applicant. Circumstances and information may change, and so alter the position and affect the final recommendation on the application. Any views provided will also be without prejudice to the formal consideration of any future planning application which will be the subject of public consultation and may ultimately decided by the Council’s Planning Committee or by senior officers.