Land


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Middlesbrough Borough Council (17 014 424)

    Statement Upheld Land 22-Jan-2019

    Summary: It was not fault for the Council to seek to register its ownership of a piece of land between Mr X's property and land leased to Mr X by the Council. There were faults by the Council in the Land Registry and Tribunal processes which caused avoidable delay, time and trouble to Mr X, which require a remedy. There was no Council fault by officers not applying its 'Asset Disposal Policy' when discussing the sale of land to Mr X.

  • 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.

  • Cornwall Council (17 014 288)

    Statement Upheld Land 14-Nov-2018

    Summary: There is fault in how the Council considered Mr X's bid for a licence to operate a business on Council owned land. As a result Mr X cannot be certain the Council properly and fairly considered his bid. The Council has agreed to remedy Mr X's injustice by sending an apology, making a payment of £500 and considering Mr X's bid again. The Council will also review its evaluation process to ensure it is transparent.

  • 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.

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