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Rights of way archive 2017-2018


Archive has 16 results

  • Harrogate Borough Council (17 017 092)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 23-Mar-2018

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's failure to take action over the obstruction of the footway by café furniture outside a café business in his town. The Ombudsman should not investigate this complaint. This is because there is insufficient evidence of fault on the Council's part which would warrant an investigation.

  • North Yorkshire County Council (17 017 090)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 16-Mar-2018

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's failure to take action over an obstruction to the footway outside a cafe in his town. The Ombudsman should not investigate this complaint. This is because Mr X has served a notice on the Council under the Highways Act 1980 and he has a legal remedy in the Magistrates Court if the Council fails to act.

  • Somerset County Council (17 007 818)

    Statement Upheld Rights of way 09-Mar-2018

    Summary: Ms X complains the Council has delayed in completing its modification investigation of Bridleway Y. The Council's failure to complete its modification investigation of this bridleway in a timely manner is fault. But this fault has not caused Ms X a significant injustice.

  • Suffolk County Council (17 015 228)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 08-Feb-2018

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint about the Council's decisions that a footpath is in an acceptable condition and that Mr B must report any future concerns in writing only. Further consideration of the complaint is unlikely to find fault by the Council.

  • Lincolnshire County Council (17 015 169)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 30-Jan-2018

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's actions to remove his advertising signs from the public highway. 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.

  • Babergh District Council (17 007 022)

    Statement Not upheld Rights of way 17-Jan-2018

    Summary: The Council has not always communicated effectively with the complainant in response to her enquiries or complaint. But it is not at fault for how it has considered the substantive complaint about the upkeep of footpaths in a countryside area it manages.

  • Lancashire County Council (17 014 478)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 11-Jan-2018

    Summary: we will not investigate this complaint that the Council wrongly gave permission for a gate to be erected across an access road leading to Mr X's home. The injustice he has suffered is not significant enough to justify an investigation. And he may go to court if he thinks the Council acted beyond its powers.

  • Norfolk County Council (17 009 937)

    Statement Not upheld Rights of way 10-Jan-2018

    Summary: There was no fault in the way the Council responded to the report of a blocked Public Right of Way.

  • North Lincolnshire Council (17 013 816)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 04-Jan-2018

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint that the Council failed to remove an obstruction to a public right of way. It would be reasonable for him to serve notice on the Council to remove the obstruction and to apply to the magistrates' court for an order requiring action if it does not comply.

  • Pendle Borough Council (17 012 311)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 21-Dec-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint the Council has restricted his right of access to open space land near his home by building a wall across the path of a bridge and infringing a right of way along a footpath available to the public for many years. It would be reasonable for Mr B to take court action or apply to the highways authority to assert any public rights he thinks exist, and there is not enough evidence of procedural fault causing Mr B injustice so an Ombudsman investigation is not warranted.