Enforcement archive 2014-2015


Archive has 271 results

  • Babergh District Council (14 008 513)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 31-Mar-2015

    Summary: The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault by the Council in its handling of Mr and Mrs X's reports of planning breaches at a site near their home. Therefore she has ended her investigation of this complaint.

  • Waverley Borough Council (14 013 500)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 31-Mar-2015

    Summary: I have discontinued my investigation into Mr C's complaint that the Council should have told him about its discussions with the County Council, because I consider he could reasonably have checked the situation before trimming the hedge himself. Mr C's other complaints are outside the Ombudsman's jurisdiction.

  • Breckland District Council (14 019 911)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 31-Mar-2015

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Miss B's complaint about abuse of process by the Council in the way it has dealt with planning matters. There are not good reasons to investigate the late part of the complaint and a planning inspector is best placed to examine the material planning considerations.

  • Babergh District Council (14 007 929)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 31-Mar-2015

    Summary: The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault by the Council in its handling of Mr and Mrs X's reports of planning breaches at a site near their home. She has therefore ended her investigation of this complaint.

  • Scarborough Borough Council (14 010 467)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 30-Mar-2015

    Summary: The Ombudsman has closed this complaint alleging fault by the Council because it did not send a reply to the complainant's repeated requests for information from its planning enforcement team. There was fault by the Council because it did not respond to his letters. The Council took satisfactory action to remedy the injustice to the complainant by providing the information to Mr X.

  • South Ribble Borough Council (14 013 258)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 30-Mar-2015

    Summary: Mr and Mrs X complain on behalf of a number of local residents about the Council's failure to use planning controls against three neighbours. There was no fault in the way the Council dealt with two of the properties. There was fault in way the Council dealt with the third property. It failed to keep proper records of an enforcement site visit, but this made no difference to the outcome.

  • Dover District Council (14 012 900)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 30-Mar-2015

    Summary: The Council was not at fault in the way in which it considered the expediency of enforcement action in relation to an unauthorised driveway. There was some fault in its response to Mr Y's complaints, but no significant injustice.

  • Copeland Borough Council (14 010 833)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 30-Mar-2015

    Summary: Mr X lives near a holiday caravan site, which is in breach of planning control. The Council accepts there was delay in regaining control and agreed to take action to remedy this complaint.

  • North Devon District Council (14 011 872)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 30-Mar-2015

    Summary: The Ombudsman has closed this complaint alleging fault in the Council's decision to approve a planning application for development at a property close to the complainant's home. The Ombudsman did not find fault by the Council.

  • East Hampshire District Council (14 020 034)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 27-Mar-2015

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint that the Council has failed to secure a developer's compliance with a planning condition. There is no evidence of fault in the way officers have reached their current view and the injustice Mr B has suffered is not significant enough to justify the Ombudsman's involvement.

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