Planning applications


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Dover District Council (23 012 512)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 07-May-2024

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council’s decision to grant planning permission for his neighbour’s extension, which he said had an adverse impact on his privacy. We found no fault in how the Council processed and approved the application.

  • Winchester City Council (23 019 642)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 07-May-2024

    Summary: We will not investigate Mr B’s complaint about the Council’s handling of his neighbour’s planning application. There is not enough evidence of fault by the Council or of Mr B suffering a significant personal injustice to warrant our involvement.

  • West Suffolk Council (23 020 400)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 07-May-2024

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint that the Council has failed to consider legal advice and case law when determining planning applications for developments near to sports playing areas. It is reasonable to expect the complainant to have contacted us sooner about the earlier applications and, in any case, there is not enough evidence that fault by the Council has directly caused him a significant personal injustice.

  • West Sussex County Council (23 020 750)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 06-May-2024

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about the decision to place Electric Vehicle Chargers on a road as there is insufficient injustice caused to warrant investigation.

  • Somerset Council (23 020 525)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 06-May-2024

    Summary: We will not investigate Mr X’s complaints about the Council’s handling of planning applications because one complaint is late and the other is premature.

  • Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council (23 020 283)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 02-May-2024

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about the Council’s decision to approve a planning application for a site next to the complainant’s home. Both the planning officer and committee considered the relevant legislation, the objections received and the impact on Mr X’s home. It decided to approve the application. Without fault in the process, this is a decision the Council is entitled to make.

  • Durham County Council (23 020 755)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 01-May-2024

    Summary: We will not investigate Mr X’s complaint about the Council’s decision-making process for a telecommunications cabinet installation in his area, and how it dealt with his complaint. Even if there was fault by the Council, the cabinets do not cause sufficient significant personal injustice to Mr X to warrant investigation. We do not investigate councils’ complaint‑handling where we are not investigating the core issues giving rise to the complaint.

  • Warwick District Council (23 011 572)

    Statement Upheld Planning applications 01-May-2024

    Summary: X complained the Council failed to protect their amenity when it approved a planning application for an extension to their neighbour’s home. X said this will lead to a loss of light and an overbearing impact on their home. We found fault in the way the planning decision was made that might happen again. The Council agreed to carry out a review to consider whether changes are needed for its working practices and procedures.

  • Hertsmere Borough Council (23 012 424)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Planning applications 01-May-2024

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about how the Council dealt with a planning application. This is because we are unlikely to find fault.

  • Torbay Council (23 014 432)

    Statement Not upheld Planning applications 01-May-2024

    Summary: X complained about developments the Council approved that are near X’s home. X said the developments will devalue X’s property. We did not investigate the complaint further as we were unlikely to find fault, evidence of significant injustice, recommend a remedy or any other meaningful outcome.

LGO logogram

Review your privacy settings

Required cookies

These cookies enable the website to function properly. You can only disable these by changing your browser preferences, but this will affect how the website performs.

View required cookies

Analytical cookies

Google Analytics cookies help us improve the performance of the website by understanding how visitors use the site.
We recommend you set these 'ON'.

View analytical cookies

In using Google Analytics, we do not collect or store personal information that could identify you (for example your name or address). We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data. Google has developed a tool to help you opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Privacy settings