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Statement Not upheld Other 31-Mar-2020
Summary: There was no fault in how the Council handled a section 106 agreement for new housing development where Mr B lives.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 30-Mar-2020
Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the information presented by the Council to two Committees in 2016. This is because the alleged fault by the Council has not caused the complainant a significant personal injustice.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 26-Mar-2020
Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate this complaint that a private company has been allowed to manage maintenance of a housing development. This is because the planning permission that allowed the company to be set up was granted by the Planning Inspectorate, which is not a body within the Ombudsman's jurisdiction. The Ombudsman will not investigate the Council's involvement in an agreement with the developer because investigation is unlikely to find fault or produce a different outcome.
Statement Not upheld Other 25-Mar-2020
Summary: Mr X complained the Council failed to enforce planning conditions on a development near his home. He said he suffered disruption and unsightly views as a result of this. We have found no fault with the Council's actions and have closed the case.
Statement Not upheld Other 23-Mar-2020
Summary: There is no fault in the way the Council dealt with planning applications to vary access arrangements to residential developments on land next to Mr and Mrs X's home.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 19-Mar-2020
Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr Y's complaints about the Council's approach to dealing with his client Mr X. We must look at the specific events set out in the complaint and most of these are too late for investigation. While Mr X raises two more recent concerns it is unlikely investigation into these issues would achieve any worthwhile outcome.
Statement Not upheld Other 19-Mar-2020
Summary: Mr X complains the Council is failing to discharge its duties under section 2A of the Self Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015, as amended. Based on the documentation currently available there is no evidence of fault in the way the Council has met its duties under the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015.
Statement Not upheld Other 18-Mar-2020
Summary: There is no evidence of fault in the Council's decision that a housebuilder will have to wait for the roads outside the new houses to be adopted before he can apply for dropped kerbs from the highway department.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 16-Mar-2020
Summary: Mr X complains about the way the Council dealt with his planning application for lawful use. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because he could appeal to a Planning Inspector.
Statement Upheld Other 11-Mar-2020
Summary: The complaint concerns unauthorised development in the greenbelt. There was failure by the Council to take the action it had identified as being necessary between September 2018 and September 2019.