Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Arun District Council (17 018 009)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 27-Aug-2019

    Summary: We find fault in the Council's delay in starting a planning enforcement investigation on concerns raised by the complainant about a breach of working hours. However, the injustice of this was limited and the Council's apology was a suitable remedy. The Council otherwise acted without fault in its subsequent enforcement actions and in its environmental health investigations into possible noise nuisance from an industrial premises.

  • Herefordshire Council (19 000 931)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 27-Aug-2019

    Summary: Ms X complains the Council gave advice on the colour to paint a field shelter and then changed its mind after she painted it the requested colour. The Council has now confirmed the colour is acceptable. While the failure to properly communicate its decision to Ms X is fault, the situation is now resolved and no further action is required.

  • London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (18 015 963)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 27-Aug-2019

    Summary: Mr X complains the Council failed to take enforcement action in respect of a neighbouring business. The information provided shows there was a period of five months when the Council took no action. This is fault. External legal advice said the chances of a successful prosecution were very uncertain and so it is unlikely the outcome would have been different even if there was no delay. The Council should apologise to Mr X for its delay.

  • Amber Valley Borough Council (18 018 727)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 27-Aug-2019

    Summary: Mr C complains the Council failed to investigate properly and take appropriate action in response to his reports about breaches of planning control and did not notify him about a reserved matters application. Mr C says his garden suffers from flooding as a result. The Ombudsman has found some fault by the Council for a delay in responding to Mr C and providing him with requested information. The Ombudsman considers the apology the Council has already provided Mr C is enough to remedy his injustice.

  • Sevenoaks District Council (19 000 684)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 21-Aug-2019

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council did not take enforcement action against a breach of planning control which he says caused him to lose part of his garden. There was some fault in the way the Council made its enforcement decision, but it did not cause Mr X a significant injustice.

  • Chichester District Council (18 015 718)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 21-Aug-2019

    Summary: There was no fault by the Council in a complaint which alleged that it failed to enforce conditions of a planning permission granted to the operator of an ice rink in a park close to the complainant's home.

  • Cornwall Council (18 017 614)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 20-Aug-2019

    Summary: Mr B complains the Council failed to ensure the operator of a quarry was required to enter into an agreement with him to ensure that monitoring of his private water supply could take place. The Council had insufficient information to reach a sound decision but this did not cause any significant injustice to Mr B.

  • St Albans City Council (18 015 546)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 16-Aug-2019

    Summary: Mr X complains on behalf of Mr Y about the Council's failure to take appropriate action in response to concerns about planning, noise and licensing relating to a nearby restaurant. The Ombudsman does not uphold the complaint. Whilst Mr X disagrees with the merits of the Council's decisions, there is no evidence of procedural fault which would allow us to question those decisions.

  • London Borough of Lewisham (19 004 749)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 16-Aug-2019

    Summary: Mrs X complains about lack of Council planning enforcement action against her neighbour. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because the Council has now initiated action and this is considered a remedy to the complaint.

  • Sedgemoor District Council (18 017 513)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 15-Aug-2019

    Summary: The Council was not at fault in how it dealt with Ms X's report of a breach of planning control near her home.