Land


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Derbyshire County Council (17 017 561)

    Statement Not upheld Land 15-Jan-2019

    Summary: Mr C complains the Council failed to comply with recommendations agreed during a previous Ombudsman investigation. Mr C says the Council's overall compensation offer is not acceptable and he still has concerns about possible soil contamination following remediation works. The Ombudsman has found no fault by the Council.

  • Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council (18 002 129)

    Statement Upheld Land 29-Nov-2018

    Summary: Mr D complains that the Council failed to respond to his complaint about its mishandling of a charity under its guardianship. He says this prevented him referring the matter to the Charity Commission for investigation. The Ombudsman finds the Council was at fault in failing to respond to Mr D's complaint but this did not cause him a significant injustice because the Council had provided the necessary information to the Charity Commission.

  • London Borough of Hillingdon (17 007 915)

    Statement Not upheld Land 12-Nov-2018

    Summary: Mr B complains the Council failed to ensure the country park and playing fields near his home are adequately maintained. The Ombudsman will discontinue this investigation. This is because the Council is in continuing legal talks with the tenant responsible for maintenance. The Council intends to hold a petition hearing to address residents' concerns once these talks finish.

  • Wokingham Borough Council (18 005 773)

    Statement Not upheld Land 31-Oct-2018

    Summary: Ms C complains the Council did not properly consider the status of an area of land as open space. Ms C says the Council appropriated the land for planning purposes without serving the required notice. Ms C says she lost the opportunity to object and her family's use and enjoyment of the land. The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault.

  • Wokingham Borough Council (17 014 384)

    Statement Not upheld Land 31-Oct-2018

    Summary: Mr C complains the Council did not properly consider the status of an area of land as open space. Mr C says the Council appropriated the land for planning purposes without serving the required notice. Mr C says he lost his opportunity to object and his use and enjoyment of the land. The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault.

  • Cheshire East Council (17 017 313)

    Statement Upheld Land 15-Oct-2018

    Summary: The Ombudsman found fault with the Council's failure to act on information the complainant provided about waste and litter on Council land adjoining his home. This caused the complainant unnecessary inconvenience and frustration. The Council agreed to remove waste from the site and monitor the situation to see whether further action is needed.

  • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (18 000 558)

    Statement Upheld Land 24-Sep-2018

    Summary: Ms X complains that the Council failed to protect a moor from destruction by mountain bikers. There was fault by the Council because it took insufficient enforcement action in the past. However, the identified fault did not cause Ms X a personal injustice that warrants a remedy from the Ombudsman.

  • Bristol City Council (17 016 752)

    Statement Not upheld Land 17-Sep-2018

    Summary: There was no fault by the Council in how it handled the transfer of the freehold interest to Ms B. It did not know in advance that there would be additional costs and it told Ms B of this as soon as it was made aware. It did not delay in dealing with the transfer.

  • South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council (18 002 009)

    Statement Upheld Land 17-Sep-2018

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council failed to complete agreed maintenance work on an embankment and investigate his complaint properly. The Council is not at fault for failing to complete work on the embankment. The Council is at fault for wrongly closing Mr X's complaint and is making service improvements to remedy the injustice caused.

  • South Holland District Council (17 015 270)

    Statement Upheld Land 12-Sep-2018

    Summary: Mrs X says the Council is at fault for saying her former home might be on contaminated land. The Ombudsman has found some evidence of fault by the Council however he considers the actions taken by the Council have adequately addressed the injustice caused to her. For this reason he has ended his consideration of this matter.

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