Planning applications


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Cheshire East Council (18 019 723)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 14-Oct-2019

    Summary: Mr X complained about how the Council granted planning permission for a new housing development which would obstruct a public right of way. He said the Council allowed the developer to begin building before it had applied to extinguish a right of way. There was no fault in how the Council made its decision on the developer's application for an extinguishment order. The order received objections so it will now be decided by the Secretary of State.

  • Cotswold District Council (19 000 613)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 11-Oct-2019

    Summary: Mrs F complains about the way the Council has taken noise enforcement action against her husband. The Ombudsman has discontinued the investigation.

  • Gloucestershire County Council (19 000 609)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 11-Oct-2019

    Summary: Mrs D complains the Council has set unfair planning conditions on her husband's business and is wrongly prosecuting them for planning breaches. The Ombudsman has discontinued the investigation.

  • Salford City Council (19 002 107)

    Statement Upheld Planning applications 09-Oct-2019

    Summary: Mr X complains about the Council's decision to grant planning permission for a high wall along a driveway. He considers the Council's decision compromises highway safety. The Ombudsman finds no fault in the Council's decision making process but finds fault in its handling of Mr X's complaints. The Ombudsman recommends the Council provides an apology, pays Mr X for his time and trouble and takes action to prevent recurrence.

  • Swale Borough Council (19 002 577)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 07-Oct-2019

    Summary: Mr C complains the Council failed to take enforcement action against a business parking vehicles outside his property. However, there is no evidence of fault in how the Council dealt with the matter.

  • East Suffolk Council (19 001 252)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 04-Oct-2019

    Summary: Ms X complained about the Council's decision to allow a development in front of her home which will block her view and affect its value. There was no fault in the way the Council made its decision.

  • Ashfield District Council (18 019 771)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 04-Oct-2019

    Summary: Mr and Mrs X complained about the Council's decision to approve housing development on land next to their home. They say the development will restrict wheelchair access to the rear of their home. There was no fault in the way the Council made its planning decision.

  • London Borough of Croydon (18 017 042)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 04-Oct-2019

    Summary: Mrs Y complains about various aspects of the process followed by the Council when it granted planning permission for the development of a nearby property. The Ombudsman does not uphold the complaint because there is no evidence of fault by the Council.

  • Somerset County Council (19 001 617)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 04-Oct-2019

    Summary: Mrs B complains the Council's Highways department provided inaccurate information to the planning department of the District Council, which then granted planning permission for development near to her home. The Ombudsman finds that there are no grounds to continue investigation of this complaint, as the planning permission has now been quashed. Mrs B has not therefore been caused significant injustice by the actions complained of.

  • Swale Borough Council (19 002 234)

    Statement Upheld Planning applications 02-Oct-2019

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council did not consider all relevant information when making a planning decision. We have found fault with the Council for failing to publish or consider the information. We do not consider this caused an injustice to Mr X as it would be unlikely the decision would be different.