Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Brighton & Hove City Council (17 000 310)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 14-Aug-2017

    Summary: I do not uphold this complaint as there was no fault by the Council in the way it responded to a report of unauthorised works to a listed building.

  • Horsham District Council (16 010 649)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 10-Aug-2017

    Summary: the Council properly considered whether to take enforcement action over alleged breaches of planning control at a restaurant. And it properly investigated Mr X's complaints about noise from the restaurant. But although it did not investigate Mr X's allegation that an acoustic report was flawed, this did not cause him any injustice.

  • Forest Heath District Council (17 005 441)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 08-Aug-2017

    Summary: the Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint that the Council has failed to take action over contractors parking on Mr X's road. This is because there is insufficient evidence of fault by the Council, and other bodies may be better placed to deal with the complaint.

  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (17 000 291)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 04-Aug-2017

    Summary: Mr X complains of unreasonable delay by the Council in its handling of planning enforcement and building control complaints made by him and other leaseholders of a building. There was unreasonable delay by the Council but it has recently taken steps to address the outstanding planning enforcement matters. The Council committed to this proactive approach in settlement of the complaint.

  • Waverley Borough Council (16 015 808)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 04-Aug-2017

    Summary: There is no fault in the Council's decision to discharge a planning condition for a development near Mr X's home.

  • North Devon District Council (16 013 234)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 03-Aug-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council's failure to take further enforcement action against a nearby landowner. The issue has not caused Mr X significant injustice.

  • Cornwall Council (17 001 964)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 02-Aug-2017

    Summary: The Council was not at fault in the way it dealt with Mr X's concerns about a breach of planning control caused by helicopters landing in a field near to his property in 2016.

  • Horsham District Council (16 012 869)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 01-Aug-2017

    Summary: the Council was not at fault for failing to take planning enforcement action over the number of visitor parking spaces provided on Mr X's road. There was no breach of planning control for the Council to enforce.

  • Cornwall Council (16 018 536)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 28-Jul-2017

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's decision not to take enforcement action against his neighbour. The Council had investigated the complaint but decided that the breach of planning controls did not cause enough harm to justify formal action. There was no fault in the way the Council made its decision.

  • London Borough Of Brent (17 001 471)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 28-Jul-2017

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council continues to take enforcement action against him. An investigation by the Ombudsman cannot achieve any meaningful outcome for Mr X and so we should not investigate further.