Before sub­mit­ting a pre­lim­i­nary plat, the appli­cant is encour­aged to con­fer with the Coun­ty Zon­ing Offi­cer, Plan­ning Com­mis­sion, and oth­er offi­cial units of gov­ern­ment affect­ed there­by as well as those pro­vid­ing ser­vices to the area in ques­tion to ini­ti­ate pre‑planning activ­i­ties and obtain infor­ma­tion and guid­ance before enter­ing into bind­ing com­mit­ments or incur­ring sub­stan­tial expense in the prepa­ra­tion of detailed plans, sur­veys and oth­er data.