Pollution


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Cheshire West & Chester Council (20 000 525)

    Statement Upheld Pollution 11-Mar-2021

    Summary: The evidence does not show noise and pollution suffered by the complainant has come about because of fault by the Council, and so we cannot uphold this complaint. We also cannot make findings on his complaint about unsafe working practices, or damage to his property. However, the Council should have made more effort to communicate with residents, and this has caused the complainant an injustice which the Council has agreed to remedy.

  • Brighton & Hove City Council (20 004 939)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 02-Mar-2021

    Summary: There was no fault by the Council in a complaint that alleged the Council failed to take enforcement action against light pollution from a football stadium.

  • Broadland District Council (20 008 563)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 02-Mar-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council failed to properly investigate complaints about statutory noise and pollution nuisance from his neighbour since 2009. Mr X says this caused he and his family physical and mental stress due to noise from machinery and inhalation of smoke from large fires. The Ombudsman does not find fault with the Council's actions.

  • Rugby Borough Council (20 002 659)

    Statement Upheld Pollution 15-Feb-2021

    Summary: Mr and Mrs C complained the Council failed to properly respond and take appropriate action in response to their reports of nuisance from dust from the use of a neighbouring area of land as an overflow car park. Mr and Mrs C explained they could not enjoy their garden or open their windows and their property and car were regularly covered in dust. We have found fault by the Council in not investigating whether a statutory nuisance was being caused. We consider the agreed actions of an apology and an assurance about how future reports will be treated is enough to provide a suitable remedy.

  • Scarborough Borough Council (19 019 720)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 05-Feb-2021

    Summary: Mr Y complains about the way the Council responded to his reports of asbestos in a local holiday cottage. In our view, and based on the information available, we find the Council acted quickly and in line with its enforcement policy and Health and Safety Executive guidance to assess the reported risk. It reached a conclusion which Mr Y disagreed with, but the Ombudsman has no grounds to challenge the merits of that decision.

  • London Borough of Bromley (19 019 030)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 28-Jan-2021

    Summary: There was no fault by the Council in how it investigated reports of statutory nuisance, antisocial behaviour, and planning use on a site next to Mrs B's home. There was no fault in the Council's decision to restrict its service to not investigate recurring reports of these. It has continued to monitor the site and regularly reviews whether the restriction should stay in place.

  • London Borough of Bromley (19 018 082)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 28-Jan-2021

    Summary: There was no fault by the Council in how it investigated reports of statutory nuisance, antisocial behaviour, and planning use on a site next to Mrs B's home. There was no fault in the Council's decision to restrict its service to not investigate recurring reports of these. It has continued to monitor the site and regularly reviews whether the restriction should stay in place.

  • London Borough of Hackney (19 020 025)

    Statement Upheld Pollution 28-Jan-2021

    Summary: Mr X complains about the Council's handling of his reports about nuisance from communal lighting in flats near his home and the Council's consideration of his subsequent complaints. We have found some evidence of fault by the Council and recommended it apologises to Mr X. The Council agreed. We do not consider the fault affected the Council's decision the lighting does not amount to a statutory nuisance.

  • London Borough of Hillingdon (20 002 787)

    Statement Upheld Pollution 12-Jan-2021

    Summary: Mr X complains the Council has failed to properly investigate or take appropriate action in relation to smoke which enters his property from the restaurant below. The Council's failure to appropriately respond to and investigate Mr X's reports of nuisance amounts to fault. This fault has caused Mr X an injustice.

  • Westminster City Council (20 000 648)

    Statement Not upheld Pollution 09-Dec-2020

    Summary: Ms B complained that the Council failed to take effective action to control nuisance from noise, dust and out of hours working, next to her home. We could not find fault in the actions the Council took to respond to her complaints.

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