Other archive 2017-2018


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  • London Borough of Southwark (17 018 930)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 27-Mar-2018

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council's decision to grant a certificate of lawful use. The Council's decision is a matter of professional judgement and I have seen nothing to suggest there was fault in the way it was reached. It is therefore unlikely we could criticise it or that we could achieve the outcome Mr X wants.

  • Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council (17 009 000)

    Statement Upheld Other 27-Mar-2018

    Summary: Mr J complained about the Council's lack of response to his complaints about its failure to take enforcement action in relation to breaches of planning conditions causing pollution of his client's fishery. We consider the Council was at fault through delay in responding to Mr J. But, it has now made a written apology and provided a substantive response. So, at present we do not consider we should pursue matters further, as it is open to Mr J and his client to take legal action if they disagree with what the Council has said.

  • Hertsmere Borough Council (17 018 371)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 27-Mar-2018

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr and Mrs B's complaint about the way the Council dealt with a planning application for development in their village. This is because they have not personally suffered significant enough injustice to justify his involvement.

  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (17 018 472)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 26-Mar-2018

    Summary: Mr X complains the Council presented false information about its Local Plan. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint as it is too late. Also, the Local Plan was approved by the Planning Inspector who is outside the Ombudsman's jurisdiction.

  • North Lincolnshire Council (17 011 009)

    Statement Not upheld Other 22-Mar-2018

    Summary: Mrs F complains about the way Council considered a planning application, made a s106 agreement and decided not to use its compulsory purchase powers in relation to a pub which was an asset of community value. The Ombudsman has not found fault.

  • High Peak Borough Council (17 018 202)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 21-Mar-2018

    Summary: Mr X complains that his house is now considered to be in an "Important Open Space" for planning purposes. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because there is no evidence of fault causing injustice to him as the designation does not restrict planning applications.

  • Herefordshire Council (17 017 907)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 20-Mar-2018

    Summary: Mr X complains that the Council's local plan contains an error and should be amended. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because this was considered and approved by the Planning Inspector and a further opportunity to amend the plan will occur next year. Any complaint about the existing local plan is out of time for investigation.

  • Cornwall Council (17 018 188)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 19-Mar-2018

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council's handling of his neighbour's application for prior approval. It is unlikely we would find fault by the Council or that we could achieve anything for Mr X.

  • City of York Council (17 018 062)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 16-Mar-2018

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council's handling of his planning application. His injustice lies in the decision to refuse the application and if he believes the decision is unlawful it would be reasonable for him to appeal.

  • Shropshire Council (17 017 277)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 14-Mar-2018

    Summary: Ms X says the Council required her to enter into an inappropriate section 106 agreement in 2014. She also complains the Council is refusing to accept reduced affordable payments. The Ombudsman will not investigate these complaints because we have not seen any evidence of fault in the Council's actions.

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