Planning applications


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Harborough District Council (18 011 624)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 25-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr C complains the Council wrongly approved an outline planning application for residential housing before the outcome of an appeal on a separate application which was essentially the same scheme. Mr C says he will suffer from the wider landscape impact and the development will devalue his property and he has wasted time and money in making representations for the appeal. The Ombudsman has found no fault by the Council.

  • Blackburn with Darwen Council (18 012 538)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 25-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council approved a planning application that affected his amenity and his private rights. There was no fault in the process by which decisions are made.

  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (18 012 508)

    Statement Upheld Planning applications 25-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council failed to properly consider his neighbour's planning application. The Council took too long to deal with Mr X's complaint, but this did not cause a significant injustice to Mr and Mrs X as it did not affect the outcome.

  • Forest of Dean District Council (18 012 929)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 25-Mar-2019

    Summary: There was no fault by the Council in a complaint that alleged fault in its handling of a planning application for development at a property next to the complainant's home.

  • Dacorum Borough Council (18 011 165)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 21-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr X complains about the Council's response to a planning application made by his neighbour in 2015 and a subsequent application to vary the permission in 2018. The Ombudsman finds the way the Council handled the issues Mr X complains about was not fault.

  • Worthing Borough Council (17 014 269)

    Statement Upheld Planning applications 21-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr X has complained about how the Council dealt with his concerns about a gym in the building where he lives. There is evidence of some fault with how the Council dealt with the planning application for the gym. There is no fault with how it dealt with Mr X's complaints about excessive noise and breaches of planning control.

  • Burnley Borough Council (18 003 240)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 20-Mar-2019

    Summary: There is no evidence of fault in the way the Council reached its decision to grant planning permission for a development of single storey residential properties.

  • Hertsmere Borough Council (18 010 619)

    Statement Upheld Planning applications 19-Mar-2019

    Summary: The Council correctly determined a planning application and dealt with enforcement complaints. There was some service failure to Mr B. The Council has offered an appropriate remedy; to apologise and pay £250.

  • Eastbourne Borough Council (18 013 044)

    Statement Upheld Planning applications 19-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr X says the Council is at fault in how it decided a planning application for a site near his home. The Ombudsman has found some evidence of fault however he does not consider this altered the outcome of the application. For this reason, he has ended his consideration of this complaint.

  • Shropshire Council (18 009 261)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 18-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr C complains about the Council's decision to allow significant changes to an approved landscaping scheme as a non-material amendment to a planning permission. Mr C says he lost both his opportunity to make representations and expected landscaping to a development near his property. The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault by the Council.

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