Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Torridge District Council (20 002 814)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 07-May-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's failure to take enforcement action against breaches of a planning condition by a neighbouring business. He also complained about the way the Council has dealt with his requests for enforcement action. We have not found fault in how the Council considered these matters.

  • Rochford District Council (20 007 798)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 05-May-2021

    Summary: There is no fault in the way the Council considered
    Miss X's complaints about the activities of a business operating on land next to her home.

  • East Lindsey District Council (20 009 493)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 27-Apr-2021

    Summary: Mrs X says the Council did not take timely enforcement action against a breach of planning control. I propose to close this complaint because the injustice caused to Mrs X is not so great that the Ombudsman is likely to recommend a remedy.

  • Ribble Valley Borough Council (20 005 118)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 23-Apr-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's failure to take planning enforcement action in relation to land behind his home. We ended our investigation because the issues Mr X complained about were either already resolved or the responsibility for another authority.

  • Epping Forest District Council (20 005 075)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 19-Apr-2021

    Summary: Ms X complained the Council ignored her objections to her neighbour building a large outbuilding on his property. Ms X also complained the Council failed to take enforcement action against her neighbour over a breach of permitted development rules. Ms X says the building affects the amenity of her garden. The Ombudsman does not find fault with the actions of the Council.

  • Herefordshire Council (20 007 644)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 14-Apr-2021

    Summary: The Council was not at fault for the way it decided an application for a Certificate of Lawful Development.

  • London Borough of Lambeth (20 006 133)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 13-Apr-2021

    Summary: Mr X complains the Council was at fault in the way it dealt with his concerns about breaches of planning conditions at a café near to his home. We have found no evidence of fault in the way the Council considered these matters so have completed our investigation.

  • Canterbury City Council (20 007 235)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 13-Apr-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council failed to take action in respect of a neighbouring extension built without planning permission which he says affects his privacy. The Council considered the impact of the extension on Mr X's residential amenity and used its professional judgement to decide enforcement action is not expedient. There is no fault in how the Council reached that decision.

  • Bristol City Council (20 006 362)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 07-Apr-2021

    Summary: Mr X complains the Council failed to properly respond to a planning enforcement report he made. There was fault by the Council. The Council should reconsider Mr X's report and explain its decision properly. It should also make a payment to recognise the time and trouble Mr X was put to in bringing a complaint.

  • Charnwood Borough Council (20 001 734)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 06-Apr-2021

    Summary: There was no fault by the Council in how it handled planning breaches at a house next to Mr B's home since 2017. It properly considered how these impacted on Mr B when it decided the retrospective application. It addressed the disputed ground levels by commissioning an independent surveyor to assess that the approved plans were accurate.

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