So this afternoon, i am reading a post on the RTPI ICN forum, in which the consultant is representing objectors to a proposal whereby someone wants to use a sheep shed in a field for 12 days a year as a wedding venue and for 48 days a farm activity centre. The question was could you include the days setting up and dismantling apparatus in the calculations for the total of temporary days ( and as such whether it was permitted development or not)
Another consultant piped up with Ramsey V Secretary of State 2001 where the court held that the decision maker could take into account physical alterations which in effect created a material change of use of the site.
Then to cap it all off another consultant ( who is also a senior planning inspector) commented that the use was the actual activity, and the setting up/dismantling was ancillary to that activity therefore the counting had to start with the setting up and finish with the dismantling.......so there you go!
You learn something new every day !!!