Highway adoption archive 2017-2018


Archive has 9 results

  • Devon County Council (17 008 264)

    Statement Not upheld Highway adoption 26-Mar-2018

    Summary: Mr X complains the Council will not adopt the roads on his estate until the breach of planning control is resolved. There is no evidence of fault in the way the Council reached this decision.

  • Hampshire County Council (17 000 301)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Highway adoption 02-Mar-2018

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council requiring him to remove his fence from land which it says is part of the highway. He says the land is shown as his on his property deeds. The Ombudsman should not investigate this complaint. This is because there is no fault in the Council carrying out its duty as highway authority. Only the courts can determine land ownership and property boundaries.

  • South Lakeland District Council (17 017 042)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Highway adoption 01-Mar-2018

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council commissioning a safety report at public expense to close an area of common land to car parking. The Ombudsman should not investigate this complaint. This is because there is insufficient evidence of fault on the Council's part which has caused injustice to Mr X.

  • Manchester City Council (17 013 424)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Highway adoption 27-Feb-2018

    Summary: The Ombudsman has decided to stop investigating a complaint about a decision to change the layout of a highway, as the complaint was made outside the 12 month time limit.

  • Cornwall Council (17 008 353)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Highway adoption 09-Oct-2017

    Summary: A developer complained that the Council had unreasonably claimed the full amount of a Bond agreed between the parties to cover the cost of works on a new road. But the Ombudsman will not investigate this matter as the Agreement already provides a suitable process for dealing with disputes.

  • Suffolk County Council (17 007 633)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Highway adoption 14-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council's decision to refuse his application for a dropped kerb. We have not seen any evidence of fault by the Council.

  • Devon County Council (17 004 442)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Highway adoption 19-Jul-2017

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's decision to close a lane to vehicles and downgrade it to footpath status. He says this is preventing him from accessing his properties. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint. There is insufficient evidence of fault on the Council's part which has caused injustice to Mr X.

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council (16 009 359)

    Statement Upheld Highway adoption 17-Jul-2017

    Summary: Mrs Y asked the Council to maintain trees which ran along her property border. The Council agreed to do so. It later withdrew the agreement saying that the trees were not its responsibility. Mrs Y had the trees felled and sent the Council the bill. The trees formed a border feature running along the edge of her property and were only the Council's responsibility as highways authority. However, a Council officer told her it would prune the trees. She should not have had them felled but the Council should fund a percentage of the cost.

  • Leeds City Council (17 002 550)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Highway adoption 06-Jun-2017

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council using incorrect records to claim the extent of the adopted highway in a nearby street. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint. There is insufficient evidence of any fault on the Council's part which has caused injustice to Mr X.