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Report Upheld Enforcement 29-Mar-2007
Summary: Nottinghamshire County Council delayed in taking action to replace a household waste recycling centre (HWRC) on the edge of a village.
Report Upheld Enforcement 01-Feb-2007
Summary: A complaint about the unlawful occupation of land by two Gypsy families remains unresolved after 16 years. An investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman into events since May 2003(because of legal restrictions) finds that Tandridge District Council has failed to take decisive action. As a result, a couple who live next to the land have continued to suffer nuisance all the while.
Report Upheld Enforcement 14-Dec-2006
Summary: Hackney Council was heavily criticised by the Ombudsman in three reports for failing to take enforcement action on planning breaches over several years.
Report Upheld Enforcement 13-Dec-2006
Summary: 'Mr Ash' (not his real name for legal reasons) is the owner of several business units on a site. He complained that the Council failed to stop unauthorised use of a neighbouring business premises as a place of worship.
Report Upheld Enforcement 28-Nov-2006
Summary: This report commented on events that took place over 25 years ago. Two neighbours of a waste transfer station in rural Essex complained about the actions of the District Council in advising that the then Waste Licensing Authority (the County Council) that the site adjacent to their homes in the Metropolitan Green Belt, had an established use as a waste transfer station. The County Council accepted the District's advice and issued the relevant licence and the use continued and intensified since then.
Report Upheld Enforcement 27-Sep-2006
Summary: 'Mr Pardew' and 'Mr Lyall' (not their real names for legal reasons) complained that the Council failed to take action in respect of a neighbouring development that does not have the benefit of planning permission.
Report Upheld Enforcement 20-Jul-2006
Summary: Representatives of residents at two caravan parks complained that the Council had delayed in taking enforcement action against the site owners for their failure to comply with the conditions in their site licences. Residents were left to live on their caravan sites in conditions that had fallen seriously below the expected standards.
Report Upheld Enforcement 29-Jun-2006
Summary: Over a period of seven years between 1998 and 2005, 'Mr Guthrie' (not his real name for legal reasons) made complaints about noise from the inn neighbouring his home. There was a planning condition on the inn's skittle alley, restricting the level of amplified music permitted.
Report Upheld Enforcement 26-Jun-2006
Summary: 'Mrs Wren' (not her real name for legal reasons) complained that the Council did not pursue enforcement action to remove her neighbour's substantial shed following a planning inspector's decision that it should be removed, and later alleged that the Council had secretly agreed with her neighbour that the shed should stay.
Report Upheld Enforcement 17-May-2006
Summary: 'Mr Bishop' (not his real name for legal reasons) complained that the Authority failed to take action about breaches of planning control at a wildlife centre near his home.