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Enforcement archive 2018-2019


Archive has 275 results

  • Colchester Borough Council (18 018 308)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 30-Mar-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council's enforcement actions requiring the removal of a fence. The complaint is outside jurisdiction because of the use of a right of appeal to the planning inspector. Further action is appealable.

  • Wyre Borough Council (18 017 778)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 29-Mar-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint that the Council will not take enforcement action to reduce the size of his neighbour's fence. There is no fault in the Council's decision.

  • East Lindsey District Council (18 014 475)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 29-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr C complains the Council has not acted to stop a nearby dog breeding business, despite a planning enforcement notice preventing such activity being in force since 2005. We do not uphold this complaint. We consider there is no fault in the Council giving the business a dog breeding license despite the planning enforcement notice. We also consider it reasonable for the Council not to have yet taken planning enforcement action given all the circumstances of the case.

  • Bristol City Council (18 018 043)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 29-Mar-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the way the Council has handled the complainant's concerns about signs erected by a school at a playing field. This is because the complainant has not suffered a significant injustice as a result of the alleged fault by the Council.

  • Braintree District Council (17 020 358)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 28-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr X has complained the Council has not taken enforcement action against the owner of a site near his home. There is evidence of some fault with how the Council dealt with these matters but this has not caused any significant injustice.

  • London Borough of Haringey (18 010 181)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 28-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr F complains the Council has failed to take enforcement action for a breach of planning control. The Ombudsman has not found fault.

  • Waverley Borough Council (17 018 703)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 28-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr B has complained about how the Council dealt with breaches of planning control at a development near his home. There is evidence of some fault by the Council, but no substantive injustice resulted.

  • Shropshire Council (18 000 358)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 26-Mar-2019

    Summary: The Council was at fault in providing incorrect information to its Planning Committee on open space provision in a development. However, we do not consider this affected the Committee's decision or caused the complainant any injustice.

  • Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (18 017 018)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 22-Mar-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr A's complaint about planning enforcement matters. It is reasonable to expect Mr A to have used his right of appeal to the Planning Inspector if he wanted to challenge the Council's decision to serve enforcement notices.

  • Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council (18 017 387)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 21-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr X complains that the Council acted unreasonably when taking planning enforcement action against him. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because he appealed to a Planning Inspector.