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Enforcement


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Hastings Borough Council (20 007 470)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 26-Jul-2021

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about how the Council has dealt with an alleged breach of planning control. The alleged fault by the Council could not have caused significant injustice to those making the complaint.

  • Blackpool Borough Council (20 012 714)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 23-Jul-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council refused to take enforcement action about a house extension near his home. There was no fault in how the Council decided not to take enforcement action about the breach of planning permission.

  • Bracknell Forest Council (20 009 897)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 23-Jul-2021

    Summary: Mr B complained about the Council's handling of his neighbour's breach of planning permission and its enforcement process. He said the Council wrongly found enforcement action was not warranted. As a result, Mr B said he experienced distress, his health was affected, and he has had a loss of amenity. There was no fault in the enforcement process the Council followed, and it properly considered Mr B's allegations. It reached a decision it was entitled to make, and we cannot therefore criticise the merits of its decision.

  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (20 006 511)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 23-Jul-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's decisions relating to development on land next to his home. There was no fault in the way the Council made its planning application and enforcement decisions.

  • City of York Council (20 007 567)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 20-Jul-2021

    Summary: the Council failed to refer to a plan requiring a bathroom window to be obscure glazed and fixed shut in the decision notice for a planning application. That means the Council cannot take action now the neighbour has installed an opening window. An apology and payment to Mr B to provide screening and to reflect his time and trouble is satisfactory remedy.

  • Cornwall Council (20 006 768)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 16-Jul-2021

    Summary: Mrs X complains about the way the Council decided not to take enforcement action about her neighbours' business. She complains that the Council gave incorrect information to her MP. She also complains about the way the Council dealt with her complaint. Mrs X says this caused stress and unacceptable living conditions. The Ombudsman does not find the Council at fault.

  • West Oxfordshire District Council (20 010 970)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 09-Jul-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council did not take enforcement action against his neighbour who constructed an outbuilding and began using it to provide services to the public. There was no fault in the way the Council made its decision not to take enforcement action.

  • Ashford Borough Council (19 020 956)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 09-Jul-2021

    Summary: The complainants complained the Council failed to exercise its planning enforcement powers as promised before an unauthorised building gained immunity from enforcement action. The Council said it followed government guidance by waiting until it had considered planning applications before issuing an enforcement notice. However, it recognised some fault and offered a payment of £250. We found the Council at fault and recommended an increased remedy.

  • Fareham Borough Council (20 007 366)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 05-Jul-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council failed to enforce a construction site management plan that it approved as part of planning conditions for a development near his home. The Council was not at fault.

  • Sheffield City Council (20 008 097)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 02-Jul-2021

    Summary: Mr and Mrs X complained about the Council's failure to protect them from odour coming from a private sewage treatment plant. We ended our investigation because it is unlikely to result in a finding of fault or a significant injustice we can remedy.