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Trees archive 2018-2019


Archive has 104 results

  • Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (18 017 389)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 22-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's failure to take action over the safety of a tree which overhangs his garden. The Ombudsman should not investigate this complaint. This is because there is insufficient evidence of fault by the Council which would warrant an investigation.

  • Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (18 002 181)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 20-Mar-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint that the Council has failed to remove tall trees which are causing a nuisance. This is because we would not be able to achieve the outcome Mr B is seeking.

  • Hertfordshire County Council (18 016 791)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 20-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mrs X complained about the Council's delay in dealing with her complaint about trees causing subsidence to her property. She says compensation offered by the Council is insufficient. The Ombudsman should not investigate this complaint. This is because this matter concerns an insurance claim about liability for damage to property. The Council's offer of £150 for a small amount of delay was reasonable. Only the courts can determine her claim for damages related to subsidence.

  • Birmingham City Council (18 015 532)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 18-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr X says the Council is responsible for damage caused by falling tree branches. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint. This is because claims of damage are a matter for the courts.

  • Cambridge City Council (18 005 229)

    Statement Upheld Trees 14-Mar-2019

    Summary: Miss X complains about the Council's decision to grant planning permission for a residential development with balconies which overlook her property. The Council has accepted fault in the way it communicated with Miss X and has apologised. I have discontinued my investigation into how the Council dealt with the planning permission and possible enforcement action as the Council is still actively considering these matters.

  • Rother District Council (18 016 451)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 12-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr B complains about the Council's refusal to vary a Tree Preservation Order for a tree affecting his property. The Ombudsman will not investigate the complaint because an investigation by the Ombudsman is unlikely to add to the investigation already carried out by the Council or lead to a different outcome.

  • Ribble Valley Borough Council (18 012 966)

    Statement Not upheld Trees 07-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr X complained about the way the Council responded to the cutting down of two trees which had tree preservation orders on them. He also complained about the way the Council handled his complaint about the issue. The Ombudsman has stopped investigating the complaint because Mr X has not suffered a significant personal injustice because of the Council's actions.

  • London Borough of Barnet (18 013 942)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 28-Feb-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman does not have reason to investigate this complaint from a local resident about the Council's refusal to remove a tree from one of its streets, and its failure to answer a query about its Tree Policy. This is because there is no sign that fault by the Council has caused the complainant an injustice to warrant our involvement.

  • Northamptonshire County Council (18 014 703)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 28-Feb-2019

    Summary: Ms B complains about the Council's refusal to remove a tree whose roots have caused damage to her property. The Ombudsman will not investigate the complaint because the tree is not owned by the Council and there has been no fault by it which warrants investigation.

  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (17 018 870)

    Statement Not upheld Trees 27-Feb-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman does not find the Council acted with fault in refusing to carry out works to trees next to residents' homes.