Planning applications


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Bury Metropolitan Borough Council (17 007 388)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 12-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint about the Council's response to an alleged breach of a planning condition. This is because part of the complaint is late, and the level of personal injustice arising from the other alleged faults is not significant enough to justify our involvement.

  • Luton Borough Council (17 007 121)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 12-Sep-2017

    Summary: Mrs X and Mr Y complain that the Council failed to properly consider a planning application in 2014 or take any subsequent planning enforcement action. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because the matter is out of time.

  • Aylesbury Vale District Council (17 007 087)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 12-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman should not investigate this complaint about how the Council with a planning application for development next to the complainant's home. The Council is unlikely to find fault by the Council has caused the complainant injustice that warrants our involvement.

  • Birmingham City Council (16 017 824)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 12-Sep-2017

    Summary: There is no fault by the Council regarding its handling of a building enforcement investigation.

  • Northumberland Council (16 012 702)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 11-Sep-2017

    Summary: Mr X complained of fault in the Council's handling of planning applications at four sites in the local area but the complaint was closed as no worthwhile outcome is achievable by further investigation.

  • West Oxfordshire District Council (16 012 086)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 11-Sep-2017

    Summary: Mr Y, who complains on behalf of Mr X, says the Council has failed to properly apply the fees regulations to a planning application made by Mr X. The Ombudsman cannot interpret the law as only the courts can do so. For this reason, he cannot come to a view on this matter and he has ended his consideration of this matter.

  • Lichfield District Council (16 011 698)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 11-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the way the Council granted planning permission for a new property next to his home. It is unlikely we will find fault causing significant personal injustice to him and his neighbour. It is also unlikely we can add to the investigation carried out by the Council or that any further investigation will lead to a different outcome.

  • Cornwall Council (16 018 233)

    Statement Upheld Planning applications 11-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Council is at fault as it did not include reference to the insertion of windows in its summary of a planning application when notifying neighbours of the application. But this did not cause significant injustice to Ms X. There is no evidence of fault in how the Council considered the planning application.

  • Maidstone Borough Council (17 007 248)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 11-Sep-2017

    Summary: Mr X complains about the way the Council has dealt with a retrospective planning application by a neighbour. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because the planning application was refused and so there is insufficient injustice caused to Mr X to warrant investigation.

  • Wiltshire Council (17 001 146)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 11-Sep-2017

    Summary: Mr X, who complains on behalf of Mr Y, says the Council has failed to properly apply the fees regulations for planning applications and provide Mr Y with a refund of a fee he paid. The Ombudsman cannot interpret the law as only the courts can do so. For this reason, he cannot come to a view on this matter and he has ended his consideration of this matter.

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