PaulSS wrote:Are you just going to chuck in that grenade and walk away or are you going to give us the benefit of your wisdom? I'm sure there's a lot of us who would like to learn.
Agree. I'm neither obsessed by the rule nor, I hope, a victim of naivety. I'm simply trying to understand the law based - in this case - on what appear to be confusing and apparently contradictory analyses from the BHA and the House of Commons Library.
Very much looking forward to being guided by a greater and less naive authority.
As I understand it, the inference is that using your property for your sole use and enjoyment, without implementation of material change does not constitute a change of use and hence will not trigger Permitted Development or Planning Permission requirements - and it is those to which the 28 day exemption refers to.
A helicopter, it could be argued, is able to take off or land on pretty much any surface as could (slightly harder here, given this forum's collective knowledge of aerodynamics and aircraft performance) a conventional aircraft use a piece of (unimproved) land for the same.
Therefore if you own almost anything such as Mountain bikes, quad bikes, helicopter, etc. etc. solely for your own and immediate friends and family's personal use and enjoyment, and do not make material change to the property, it will not require change of use to be applied for (or exempted from) to enjoy unrestricted use within (the hard bit to define) the property curtilage.
However, causing excessive noise, privacy intrusion, or otherwise adversly affecting neighbours would come under different consideration of course.