Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (19 013 167)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 15-Jun-2020

    Summary: Mr D complains the Council's Planning Team failed to deal with reports about construction noise and did not refer him to Environmental Health quickly enough. The Ombudsman has found evidence of fault which the Council had already acknowledged in its correspondence with Mr D. He has upheld the complaint and competed the investigation because the Council will sets out when new referral procedures about construction noise will be in place.

  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council (19 021 020)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 09-Jun-2020

    Summary: Mr X complains about the actions of the Council's former planning enforcement officer and delays in responding to his client's enquiries. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint. It is unlikely an investigation will lead to a different outcome.

  • London Borough of Waltham Forest (19 009 912)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 02-Jun-2020

    Summary: Mr B complains the Council has not taken enforcement action against a building that does not have planning permission. He says the building is an eyesore, overshadows his garden and has reduced his property value. The Ombudsman does not find fault in how the Council decided whether to take enforcement action. However, we find fault in how the Council responded to Mr B's complaint.

  • Aylesbury Vale District Council (19 008 387)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 14-Apr-2020

    Summary: There was fault in the way the Council inspected Mrs X's neighbour's property for breaches of planning control. The Council apologised for this. There is no fault in the Council's decision not to take enforcement action. The Council properly considered the impact of the extensions on Mrs X's property and the surrounding area.

  • Eden District Council (19 014 003)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 09-Apr-2020

    Summary: Mrs X complained the Council failed to protect her amenity when it allowed a structure to be built higher than was shown in approved plans. There was no evidence of fault in the way the Council made its planning enforcement decision.

  • Wiltshire Council (19 012 855)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 31-Mar-2020

    Summary: There was no fault by the Council in a complaint that it failed to take planning enforcement action against a town council for unlawfully demolishing a toilet block in a park.

  • Broxtowe Borough Council (19 006 358)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 31-Mar-2020

    Summary: There was no fault by the Council in a complaint alleging bias and inefficiency in the Council's handling of the complainants' reports of possible breaches of planning control at a neighbouring property.

  • Cheshire East Council (19 011 285)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 25-Mar-2020

    Summary: Mr C complains the Council failed to take enforcement action about the removal of a hedgerow. He also says he was not advised about the complaints process. The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault in respect of enforcement. The Council did fail to advise Mr C about time restrictions on complaints. The Ombudsman has completed the investigation. He has upheld the complaint because of one fault by the Council but there is no outstanding injustice.

  • Epping Forest District Council (19 005 808)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 20-Mar-2020

    Summary: Ms X complains the Council has failed to resolve a breach of planning control by her neighbour. The Ombudsman finds no fault causing significant injustice in how the Council dealt with the breach. However, the Ombudsman has found fault in how the Council handled the complaint.

  • Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (19 004 900)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 20-Mar-2020

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council failed to take enforcement action against his neighbour, who he alleges has started a business in a garage behind his home. The Council has investigated his allegations but found no evidence of a change of use. There was no fault in the way the Council carried out its enforcement investigation.