Planning applications


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Havant Borough Council (17 003 098)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 17-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint about how the Council granted planning permission for housing development which includes a bungalow he says will affect his residential amenity. There is not enough evidence the Council was at fault or that its actions have caused Mr B significant injustice, so an investigation is not warranted.

  • Harborough District Council (16 014 627)

    Statement Upheld Planning applications 17-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Council approved a significant change to a proposed development as a non-material amendment to previously approved plans. This was fault. The amended plans increased the visual impact on Mrs D's property. Because of this error, Mrs D was prevented from commenting on the proposal to which she objects strongly. However, the revised plan would almost certainly have been granted planning permission so there was no injustice.

  • Milton Keynes Council (16 013 416)

    Statement Upheld Planning applications 17-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Council was at fault because it failed to properly record and explain its decision to approve a planning application. But this did not cause Miss X any injustice. There was fault in the way the Council dealt with Miss X's complaint and its apology is a suitable remedy.

  • East Hampshire District Council (17 003 659)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 14-Jul-2017

    Summary: A planning applicant complained that the Council did not provide him with a copy of its supplementary planning guidance before deciding his application, and had not published the document on its website. But the Ombudsman does not have reason to investigate the complaint. This is because there is no sign that fault by the Council has caused the complainant an injustice to warrant our involvement. In addition the applicant appealed to the Planning Inspector about the refusal of his application, and we cannot pursue complaints in those circumstances.

  • Harborough District Council (16 016 278)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 13-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Council was not at fault when it granted planning permission for a cattery in the garden of a residential property near to the complainants' home.

  • Liverpool City Council (16 017 813)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 13-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint as I cannot see any fault in the way the Council decided to grant planning permission for a development next to his home.

  • Vale of White Horse District Council (17 004 396)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 13-Jul-2017

    Summary: Mr X complains about the way the Council considered a planning application for a development of houses near him. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because there is insufficient personal injustice caused to him by the alleged fault to warrant investigation.

  • South Kesteven District Council (16 019 169)

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

    Summary: Ms X complained about the Council's failure to take enforcement action over an increase in ground levels of a nearby development. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint. There is insufficient evidence of fault on the Council's part which has caused injustice to Ms X.

  • Wealden District Council (16 019 161)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 12-Jul-2017

    Summary: There is no evidence of fault in the way the Council considered an application to develop land opposite Ms X's property.

  • South Cambridgeshire District Council (16 019 008)

    Statement Upheld Planning applications 12-Jul-2017

    Summary: There was fault by the Council in not notifying the complainant of the planning application. There were two errors in the delegated report on the application. These errors did not alter the decision on the application. The Council will pay Mr B £100 in recognition of the failure to notify him. That is a suitable resolution of the complaint.

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