Enforcement archive 2016-2017


Archive has 262 results

  • Wakefield City Council (16 018 109)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 31-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about alleged failure by the Council to take enforcement action about a breach of planning control. This is because he is unlikely to find fault in the Council's actions.

  • Cornwall Council (16 013 082)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 31-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council's refusal to grant a certificate of lawful development for a building on his land. This is because he has already appealed to the planning inspectorate and the complaint is late.

  • Westminster City Council (16 018 473)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 30-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mr B's complaint about the Council's decision to issue him with a planning enforcement notice. This is because Mr B has appealed to the Planning Inspector.

  • Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council (16 012 705)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 30-Mar-2017

    Summary: Mr and Mrs X complained the Council has failed to control an unlawful business which operates on land behind their home. We should not continue our investigation because planning and environmental control procedures are underway. Mr and Mrs X may come back to the Ombudsman if they remain dissatisfied at the end of the processes.

  • London Borough of Waltham Forest (16 007 897)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 30-Mar-2017

    Summary: Mr and Mrs X complain about the Council's failure to take enforcement action against their neighbour for building a loft conversion without planning permission. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because there is no evidence of fault by the Council.

  • Rugby Borough Council (16 006 201)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 29-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate a complaint about planning advice given to the complainant at the current time. That is to await the result of a pending planning appeal which might influence an investigation.

  • Breckland District Council (16 003 901)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 29-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Council failed to meet acceptable administrative standards in dealing with a breach of planning conditions. The Council accepts sewer surcharges near Mr X's home increased after the breach. In recognition of the stress and trouble this caused Mr X, the Council should apologise and pay him £100. The Council should also review its working practices and decide what, if any, enforcement action to take against the breach.

  • Leeds City Council (16 008 841)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 29-Mar-2017

    Summary: Mr X says the Council is at fault in its handling of his reports of breaches of planning permission at a site near his home and its consideration of applications submitted for the site in 2012 and 2016. The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault by the Council in the matters he has investigated and therefore he has ended his investigation of this complaint.

  • Breckland District Council (16 003 619)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 29-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Council enforced planning conditions requiring fencing without fault when the developer did not comply with them at first. The developer was slow to comply but this was not due to fault by the Council. This complaint is not upheld.

  • Brighton & Hove City Council (16 013 059)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 28-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Council was at fault in not recognising it had served an Enforcement Notice on the wrong person. Thus an unauthorised shipping container blocking access to garages Mr M owned became immune from further enforcement action. But, Mr M had a private legal remedy. There was also fault in the way in which the Council responded to Mr M's complaints and enquiries that did cause him a subsidiary injustice.

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