Enforcement


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Breckland District Council (16 016 044)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 16-Oct-2017

    Summary: There is no evidence of fault in how the Council reached its decision that his neighbour is not breaching a planning condition by parking in an area used as a turning area for vehicles.

  • Wiltshire Council (16 017 625)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 12-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Council was at fault when it delayed taking formal enforcement action regarding noise and loss of amenity caused by an air source heat pump. The delay caused frustration and uncertainty for Mr X. The Council has agreed to apologise and pay Mr X £150. It has also agreed to review how it manages longstanding cases and provide staff training to implement any changes resulting from the review.

  • North Somerset Council (17 005 746)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 12-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Council failed to properly check plans for a development near Mr X's home. As a result it granted permission for part of a building to be rendered when the Council had intended it to be stone faced. Mr X has been caused considerable frustration as a result of this as this matter has been ongoing since 2013. The Council has agreed to pay Mr X £100 to acknowledge this.

  • London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (17 001 185)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 11-Oct-2017

    Summary: Ms X complains of fault in the Council's handling of her reports of breaches of planning control involving a development in the same building she lives in. There was fault by the Council because of a delay in taking action. The Council agreed to remedy the injustice to Ms X through a payment of £250.

  • Christchurch Borough Council (16 018 064)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 11-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Council has properly investigated a complaint about a neighbouring business and used its professional judgement to decide it is immune from enforcement action. There is no fault in the way the Council reached this decision.

  • London Borough of Barnet (17 001 583)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 10-Oct-2017

    Summary: There is no evidence of fault in the way the Council has decided not to take enforcement action in relation to prayer meetings held at a religious bookshop.

  • Cornwall Council (16 018 059)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 09-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman found fault on Mr L's complaint against the Council about it wrongly granting a neighbour a Lawful Development Certificate for an outbuilding. The Council failed to properly consider whether the intended use of the outbuilding came within permitted development. I am not satisfied this caused Mr L a significant injustice. The Council responded properly to reports of breaches.

  • South Staffordshire District Council (17 009 425)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 09-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint as Mrs X has a right of appeal against any planning enforcement notice issued by the Council which it would be reasonable for her to use.

  • London Borough of Lewisham (16 017 274)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 09-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Ms X's complaint about the Council's failure to take enforcement action for a breach of planning control. The Council acknowledges fault and has made a suitable offer to remedy Ms X's injustice.

  • City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (17 003 199)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 06-Oct-2017

    Summary: Ms X complains the Council began enforcement action against her for a breach of a planning condition and this caused her neighbour to pursue her for breach of a sale agreement. There was no fault in the way the Council dealt with the breach of planning control.

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