Enforcement


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council (19 005 922)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 20-Mar-2020

    Summary: Mr C complains the Council failed to respond properly and take effective action in response to his reports about the commercial storage and dealing in scrap at a neighbouring property which he says has a harmful impact on the area's amenity. The Ombudsman has found delay by the Council but considers the agreed actions of an apology and procedural review are enough to provide a suitable remedy to Mr C.

  • London Borough of Barnet (19 008 411)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 20-Mar-2020

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council was slow to take enforcement action. The matter is now the subject of an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate. We should not investigate further, as the decision on whether the impact on public amenity is unacceptable, will be made by the Planning Inspectorate, which is a body outside of our remit.

  • Cornwall Council (18 007 571)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 19-Mar-2020

    Summary: Mr X complains the Council failed to take enforcement action regarding a development. The Ombudsman's decision is that there is no fault by the Council causing injustice.

  • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (19 008 756)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 18-Mar-2020

    Summary: Mr C complains the Council failed to respond properly and take appropriate action in response to his reports of increased land levels at a nearby development. Mr C says he will suffer from a lack of privacy and potential future drainage and sewerage issues. The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault by the Council.

  • Wakefield City Council (18 015 662)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 18-Mar-2020

    Summary: The Ombudsman found fault on Mr Y's complaint about how the Council dealt with reports about a neighbouring takeaway's flue which had no planning consent and caused a nuisance. The Council could have considered serving an enforcement notice earlier but this caused no significant injustice. There was a failure of the environmental health team to communicate and co-ordinate with the planning enforcement team on some of its decisions. The agreed action remedies any injustice caused.