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Trees archive 2020-2021


Archive has 108 results

  • London Borough of Harrow (20 011 721)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 29-Mar-2021

    Summary: On the evidence currently available, we will not investigate Ms X's complaint about the Council's tree causing damage to her property. This is because it would be reasonable to expect Ms X to pursue this matter in court.

  • Horsham District Council (20 006 285)

    Statement Not upheld Trees 29-Mar-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council failed to transfer a tree preservation order from a felled oak tree to a replacement sapling near his home. The Council was not at fault. The replacement sapling was planted under a condition of the Tree Preservation decision notice, which gave permission to fell the oak tree. The Council decided not to award the replacement sapling with a tree preservation order. There was no fault in that decision.

  • Malvern Hills District Council (20 012 408)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 26-Mar-2021

    Summary: We will not investigate Mr and Mrs X's complaint about the Council's handling of a tree preservation order (TPO) on a tree which they say threatens their property and wellbeing. Mr and Mrs X had a right of appeal to the planning inspector on the recent TPO decision which it was reasonable to use. They used their right of appeal on the earlier 2019 decision.

  • Derby City Council (20 011 556)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 26-Mar-2021

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about damage to the complainants car, caused by a branch falling from a tree. This is because the matter of liability can only be determined by insurers or the courts.

  • Leeds City Council (20 012 293)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 26-Mar-2021

    Summary: We cannot investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council not cutting back overgrown trees in his garden. Mr X is a Council tenant. His complaint is about the management of his housing, let by the Council acting as a registered social housing provider. So we do not have jurisdiction to investigate the complaint.

  • London Borough of Sutton (20 010 499)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 25-Mar-2021

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council's refusal to trim back branches of a tree growing on the pavement which overhang his garden. We have not seen evidence of fault in the Council's actions.

  • Mid Sussex District Council (20 007 192)

    Statement Upheld Trees 22-Mar-2021

    Summary: Mrs X complains of fault in the Council's handling of a planning application for removal of a protected tree. There is a lack of evidence that the Council took account of representations made by Mrs X on the application. However, the complaint was closed because the identified fault did not cause Mrs X significant injustice.

  • Nottingham City Council (20 011 575)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 16-Mar-2021

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about the Council's decision not to fell a tree at the back of the complainant's garden. This is because there is insufficient evidence of fault by the Council.

  • Torbay Council (20 011 016)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 15-Mar-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's refusal to remove some pine trees from Council land close to his property. We should not investigate this complaint. This is because there is insufficient evidence of fault which would warrant an investigation.

  • Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council (20 011 130)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 15-Mar-2021

    Summary: We will not investigate Mr Q's complaint about the Council's handling of applications for permission to do works to protected trees in a churchyard next to his home. Part of the complaint is late. And Mr Q has not suffered any personal injustice because of the Council's handling of his neighbour's application. Nor will we investigate Mr Q's complaint that the Council did ground maintenance work in the churchyard at taxpayers' expense. This is because we cannot investigate something that affects all or most of the people in the Council's area.