Pollution


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (18 013 767)

    Statement Upheld Pollution 04-Dec-2019

    Summary: Mr D complains the Council has failed to properly investigate his concerns about a nearby chimney. The Ombudsman has found evidence of delay by the Council. The Council agreed to his recommendations and for this reason he has ended his investigation of this complaint.

  • Brighton & Hove City Council (18 018 091)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 11-Sep-2019

    Summary: The complaint is about the actions the Council has taken to deal with breaches of the Clean Air Act from the chimneys of back-up generators. The Ombudsman's view is we should discontinue our investigation, as we are unlikely to achieve anything further for the complainant.

  • Cheshire East Council (18 019 849)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 28-Aug-2019

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council has failed to protect him from noise, dust and odour from an industrial site. The Council investigated the complaints but did not find evidence that would justify formal enforcement action. We completed our investigation as there was no fault in the way the Council made its decisions.

  • Hartlepool Borough Council (18 007 441)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 08-Jul-2019

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's lack of action when he reported noise and dust caused by his neighbour. The Council was not at fault. It investigated the issues but it did not find a statutory nuisance, and it took informal action.

  • Mid Devon District Council (18 009 316)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 07-May-2019

    Summary: Mrs X complained the Council failed to take appropriate action against a neighbouring property which stores and spreads digestate. There was no fault in the Council's actions.

  • Chorley Borough Council (18 010 538)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 28-Feb-2019

    Summary: The complainant says smoke from her neighbour's wood burner prevents her opening her windows creating risks to her health and that she can smell the smoke in her property. The complainant says the Council has not acted quickly enough to stop the nuisance. The Council says it has visited several times and not witnessed a statutory nuisance which means it cannot initiate formal action. The Council says when it investigated the concerns expressed in a residents' petition residents did not want to give evidence. The Ombudsman finds the Council acted without fault.

  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets (17 011 006)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 18-Feb-2019

    Summary: Ms X says the Council has failed to act to resolve problems from a market near her home. The Ombudsman has not found any evidence of fault by the Council and therefore he has ended his investigation of this complaint.

  • Durham County Council (18 011 704)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 12-Feb-2019

    Summary: Mr F complains the Council has failed to properly investigate his complaints about odour from a restaurant near his home. The Council has agreed to investigate whether there is a statutory nuisance. I have therefore discontinued my investigation.

  • East Staffordshire Borough Council (18 007 319)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 09-Jan-2019

    Summary: Mr B complains the Council failed to deal with his reports of nuisance from burning and dog barking at his neighbour's property. Mr B says he had to put up with smoke and noise nuisance for longer than necessary and the smoke damaged some belongings. The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault by the Council.

  • Cornwall Council (18 009 330)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 08-Jan-2019

    Summary: Mr and Mrs B complain the Council failed to investigate reports of smoke nuisance. The Ombudsman has not found any evidence of fault. He has completed the investigation and not upheld the complaint.