Thanks for your answer. The old farm building no longer exists (it was removed many years ago - approximately 10 years). There are no uprights etc, just the old concrete base, which was the old cow shed floor. So I don't think there will be a problem with change of use, as the area is currently used for parking for the tenanted units.
So basically, change of use issues aside, you think that provided that the containers don't take on characteristics of permanent features (such as lighting, bolted to the floor, roof, guttering etc), do I have a legal requirement to have to contact the council?
OK, I'd better come clean. We've actually already got 5 containers here at the moment and haven't told anyone at the council about them and didn't want to have to get them involved unless we legally have to. We did this in all good faith, having read on the internet that containers don't need planning permission and already have change of use from agricultural to light industrial and we couldn't find anything on the council website to suggest otherwise. Can the planning department at the council say no? "What's the worst that can happen?" - you tell me, that's why I'm asking :)
Many thanks for your help
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