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COVID-19 archive 2020-2021


Archive has 10 results

  • Chorley Borough Council (20 008 142)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries COVID-19 24-Mar-2021

    Summary: Mr X complains about the Council's decision to grant planning permission for a development close to his home. We will not investigate this complaint as we are unlikely to find fault in the Council's actions. Nor do we consider Mr X has been caused a significant personal injustice.

  • Gloucestershire County Council (20 011 349)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries COVID-19 26-Feb-2021

    Summary: Mr X complains for a parish council about the way the Council processed a planning application. We cannot investigate this complaint because it is made by a public body.

  • London Borough of Havering (20 010 952)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries COVID-19 23-Feb-2021

    Summary: We cannot investigate this complaint about the Council's decision to grant planning permission. The complainant has started legal proceedings. Therefore the matter is outside our jurisdiction.

  • Durham County Council (20 009 111)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries COVID-19 23-Feb-2021

    Summary: Mr B complains about the Council's decision to progress a planning application during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ombudsman cannot investigate the complaint about progressing the planning application as the injustice claimed by Mr B affects all or most of the residents of the area. And we have not seen evidence to support his claim the Council ignored the conservation area and world heritage site. Therefore it is unlikely we will find fault, or that further investigation will lead to a different outcome.

  • London Borough Of Barnet (20 006 875)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries COVID-19 22-Feb-2021

    Summary: We will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council's handling of his neighbour's planning application. This is because there is not enough evidence of fault.

  • Dover District Council (20 002 491)

    Statement Upheld COVID-19 18-Dec-2020

    Summary: Mr X complains about the Council's decision to approve planning permission on a development, affecting his residential amenity. We find no fault in the Council's decision making process but find fault in its response to Mr X's complaints. We recommend the Council provides an apology and seeks to address any outstanding queries.

  • London Borough of Bexley (20 004 721)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries COVID-19 03-Nov-2020

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about Ms Y's planning objections not being read aloud at a planning committee meeting as it is unlikely we would find the Council at fault.

  • South Lakeland District Council (20 003 308)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries COVID-19 13-Oct-2020

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council refused to visit him during the Covid-19 lockdown to inspect damage to his property caused by building work next door. We will not investigate this complaint because it is unlikely we would find fault by the Council that led to the injustice Mr X claims. Damage is a private matter to be taken up with the developer, and our involvement could not achieve a meaningful outcome.

  • Dover District Council (20 001 498)

    Statement Upheld COVID-19 09-Oct-2020

    Summary: Mrs X complains about the Council's decision making on planning matters and its handling of her complaint, causing distress and leading to overlooking and risk to her business. The Ombudsman finds no fault in the Council's decision making on planning matters but finds fault in its complaint handling. The Ombudsman recommends a payment for time and trouble and a further written complaint response.

  • Forest of Dean District Council (20 002 532)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries COVID-19 07-Oct-2020

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's lack of enforcement action during the Covid-19 lockdown period. We will not investigate this complaint. It is unlikely we would decide fault by the Council had caused Mr X significant injustice.