I'm after some information regarding covenants. I'm moving into Bedlington (near the Bank Top Pub) next weekend and my solicitor found a covenant in a conveyance from the 1980s stating that there could not be any alteration to the exterior of the property without written permission from Wansbeck District Council. Well, my property has a wee conservatory at the back - which falls under Permitted Development, planning permission wise - but written permission from the council was never sought for it. I have taken out the Legal Indemnity Policy, so really I'm just asking out of sheer curiosity...does anyone know who you'd have to contact to get retrospective permission? I spoke to Northumberland County Council and was told Bernicia took over from Wansbeck District Council so I would have to get in touch with them? Like I say, I'm just being nosey really, but it's bugging me that I can't find anything out searching the internet and I'm normally quite good at that!
Anyway, thanks for any help!