56 Time when development begun
56 Time when development begun

(1)     Subject to the following provisions of this section, for the purposes of this Act development of land shall be taken to be initiated—

(a)     if the development consists of the carrying out of operations, at the time when those operations are begun;

(b)     if the development consists of a change in use, at the time when the new use is instituted;

(c)     if the development consists both of the carrying out of operations and of a change in use, at the earlier of the times mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b).