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Restrictive Covenants on building an enclosed pool

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  • Restrictive Covenants on building an enclosed pool

    I own a property which has a restrictive covenant in favour of a neighbour which says "not to use the land or any parts thereof or any buildings thereon otherwise than as a private dwelling house (with garage or garages and any suitable greenhouses or garden sheds if desired)". There are other covenants about not keeping pigs etc but this is the only one relevant to my plans.

    Besides the dwelling there is already a garage and two garden sheds but I would now like to build a swimming pool enclosed by a structure in the back garden which actually looks like a green house/conservatory. I hope to agree this with my neighbour anyway but if they do not agree, would such an enclosed pool be considered as part of and incidental to the dwelling house anyway even if it were a separate structure?

    I appreciate there may be local planning authority issues to consider as well, although it is not particularly large and would fall within the 'permitted development' rules for planning but my initial concern is if it would breach the restrictive covenant if my neighbour was unhappy with it?
    Last edited by red9; 07-09-2015, 04:18 PM.