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Rights of way archive 2019-2020


Archive has 23 results

  • Essex County Council (19 018 541)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 17-Mar-2020

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint that the Council has not maintained a public footpath. This is because it is reasonable to expect Mr X to use his right of remedy in the courts.

  • Dorset Council (19 012 121)

    Statement Upheld Rights of way 03-Feb-2020

    Summary: Mrs X complains about a blocked footpath. The Council has offered to do a site visit and meet with Mrs X to discuss the matter. Mrs X has agreed to this offer. Therefore, the Ombudsman has discontinued this investigation.

  • Peterborough City Council (19 014 093)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 29-Jan-2020

    Summary: Mr B complains about the Council's handling of matters relating to a right of way over farmland and its handling of his complaints about these matters. The Ombudsman will not investigate the complaint because there is insufficient evidence of fault by the Council or injustice caused to Mr B to warrant an investigation and an investigation is unlikely to lead to a different outcome.

  • Essex County Council (19 006 767)

    Statement Upheld Rights of way 20-Jan-2020

    Summary: The Council failed to act on Mr X's report of oilseed rape obstructing a footpath which he regularly used. The Council agreed to apologise and pay Mr X £100 in recognition of the inconvenience and avoidable time and trouble he was caused in pursuing his concerns about the path. The Council also agreed to review and implement changes to its rights of way inspection service to ensure it complies with its legal duties about cropping and ploughing cross field public rights of way.

  • North Yorkshire County Council (19 012 397)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 08-Jan-2020

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the Council's defective reporting and document-handling which led to a decision to make a definitive map modification order regarding a public right of way in 2012. This is because the affected landowner can apply for another modification order and, if this is refused, can then appeal to the Secretary of State.

  • Durham County Council (19 011 402)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 03-Dec-2019

    Summary: Mr B complains the Council has failed to protect his right of way over a footpath on which he likes to jog. The Ombudsman will not investigate the complaint because it is unlikely we can add to the investigation already carried out by the Council and an investigation is unlikely to lead to a different outcome.

  • Ashford Borough Council (19 010 743)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 29-Nov-2019

    Summary: Mrs X complains that the Council failed to divert a footpath on her land prior to her purchase of her property. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because it would not be reasonable to carry out an investigation given the time lapsed. The complainant could also, reasonably, have avoided the problem by land search enquiries.

  • West Sussex County Council (19 010 773)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 20-Nov-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint that the Council failed to replace no cycling signs on a footpath. This is because there is insufficient evidence of fault in the way the Council has reached its judgement on the matter.

  • Norfolk County Council (19 009 749)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 30-Oct-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint about the Council's failure to maintain a public right of way he uses. This is because the right of way has now been cleared and an investigation by the Ombudsman is unlikely to add to that already carried out by the Council or lead to a different outcome.

  • Coventry City Council (19 009 251)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 30-Oct-2019

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's decision to serve a notice to remove a wall he built on a right of way and to charge him for the removal costs. The Ombudsman should not investigate this complaint which was received outside the normal 12 months period for receiving complaints. Mr X could have appealed the notice which was served on him in 2018.