Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich (16 012 708)

    Statement Upheld Land 10-Nov-2017

    Summary: The Council agreed to sell surplus land to Mr X's neighbour, but later amended the terms of the sale and accepted a revised bid without revaluing the land or inviting further bids from other interested parties. This is not in accordance with the Council's own guidance, or the requirements of the relevant law. The Council will remedy the injustice this caused to Mr X by inviting new bids on the revised terms.

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council (17 009 244)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 07-Nov-2017

    Summary: We will not investigate as we cannot say that any fault by the Council caused Mr Y the injustice he claims in terms of the price of the land and the fees paid. Ultimately it was Mr Y's choice whether to buy the land or not. If Mr Y was unhappy with the terms of the purchase it was open to him not to go through with it.

  • Tendring District Council (17 011 353)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 07-Nov-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint about the way the Council responded to his complaint about unauthorised incursions onto its recreation grounds and rudeness from one of its officers. The unauthorised incursions have has not caused Mr B significant enough injustice over and above that caused to other users of the recreation grounds. It is difficult for us to reach a view on an officer's behaviour after an event and we would not pursue a complaint solely to obtain the apology Mr B is seeking.

  • Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council (17 009 760)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 31-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr and Mrs Y's complaint about the highway and boundary arrangements at their property. Mr and Mrs Y may consider their legal options if they wish to pursue the matter.

  • Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council (17 001 227)

    Statement Upheld Land 30-Oct-2017

    Summary: There was some fault in the way the Council communicated with Mr X when dealing with his reports about anti-social behaviour near his home. However, this did not lead to significant injustice and I am satisfied with what the Council did in response to his reports.

  • Bedford Borough Council (16 017 646)

    Statement Not upheld Land 30-Oct-2017

    Summary: Mr D complains about a farm business tenancy contract he has with the Council and also about compulsory land purchase and drainage issues dating back several years. The Ombudsman has considered the complaint and found it is out of jurisdiction. She has discontinued the investigation.

  • North Hertfordshire District Council (16 016 192)

    Statement Upheld Land 23-Oct-2017

    Summary: Mr B has complained about a ten month delay by the Council in amending the lease on commercial premises. He says the Council should pay him £400 as a remedy for his time and trouble and for the delay in dealing with the transaction. The Council has agreed to review its procedures to ensure that it keeps appropriate records of ongoing transactions. The Ombudsman considers that the review of procedures and the apology the Council has already provided are a suitable remedy for any injustice caused to Mr B.

  • Nottingham City Council (16 018 967)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 17-Oct-2017

    Summary: We will not investigate Ms Y's complaint about the Council's alleged failure to supply information about land she bought from it. We consider it reasonable to expect Ms Y to take legal action against the Council and so the complaint is outside our legal remit.

  • North East Lincolnshire Council (16 012 078)

    Statement Not upheld Land 11-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman found no fault on Mr S's complaint about his concerns on the validity of the Council's 2010 Definitive Map Modification Order. The Council instructed an independent researcher to consider historical evidence before making the Order. It reasonably explained why an officer encouraged a landowner to challenge its validity. Mr S suffered no direct injustice by the Council's actions. Its use of public money to deal with issues about the path did not affect him personally.

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich (16 018 552)

    Statement Upheld Land 27-Sep-2017

    Summary: When managing an application to buy Council land the Council acted with fault taking over two years to decide to sell and complete the sale of the land causing avoidable stress and inconvenience for the applicant and his family.