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Gloucestershire County Council (20 011 349)

Category : Planning > COVID-19

Decision : Closed after initial enquiries

Decision date : 26 Feb 2021

The Ombudsman's final decision:

Summary: Mr X complains for a parish council about the way the Council processed a planning application. We cannot investigate this complaint because it is made by a public body.

The complaint

  1. Mr X complains about the way the Council dealt with a planning application. He says the Council took advantage of the COVID-19 regulations to deal with it in a way that disadvantage members and the public

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The Ombudsman’s role and powers

  1. The Local Government Act 1974 sets out our powers but also imposes restrictions on what we can investigate.
  2. We cannot investigate complaints from public bodies. (Local Government Act 1974, section 27(1)(a), as amended)

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How I considered this complaint

  1. I considered the information provided by Mr X, including the Council’s responses to his complaint.

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What I found

  1. Mr X is complaining for a parish council so the restriction I describe in paragraph 3 applies.

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Final decision

  1. As this complaint is made for the parish council, it is outside our jurisdiction.

Investigator’s decision on behalf of the Ombudsman

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Investigator's decision on behalf of the Ombudsman

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