Rights of way


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Nottinghamshire County Council (16 017 763)

    Statement Not upheld Rights of way 14-Nov-2017

    Summary: Mr B complains that the Council has unreasonably delayed in dealing with a Definitive Map Modification Order for a Right of Way over a nearby Green Lane. The Ombudsman has closed his investigation into the complaint because he considers that the Council has dealt with the application in accordance with its procedures.

  • Herefordshire Council (17 009 203)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 16-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs D's complaint the Council has failed to remove an obstruction from a public highway. It is unlikely we would find fault and it would be reasonable for the complainant to take the matter to court.

  • Buckinghamshire County Council (17 008 756)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 30-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr D's complaint about proposals to build a cycle path. This is because the extent of any injustice is unclear until the Council has made its decision. In addition, Mr D will need to use the Council's complaint procedure before it can be considered by the Ombudsman.

  • Essex County Council (17 008 866)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 27-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint about the Council's responses to his complaints about an obstructed public footpath. It was reasonable to expect Mr B to seek a remedy by going to court and Mr B has not suffered sufficient injustice to justify the Ombudsman pursuing his complaint.

  • Norfolk County Council (17 003 302)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 18-Aug-2017

    Summary: Mr X says the Council did not take enforcement action against a landowner for obstructing a footpath for over 10 years. No further action is needed to pursue this complaint as it is caught by the time restriction on the Ombudsman's power to investigate complaints.

  • Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council (16 011 509)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 01-Aug-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Ms X's complaint because it is unlikely we will find fault in the Council's decision to upgrade a footpath near her home to a cycle path. Also, the upgrade does not cause Ms X significant enough personal injustice to justify the Ombudsman's involvement.

  • East Sussex County Council (17 005 374)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 24-Jul-2017

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's failure to have a policy for dealing with amendments to its List of Streets. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint. There is insufficient evidence of fault on the Council's part which would warrant an investigation.

  • Leeds City Council (17 004 927)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 19-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr C's complaint about a refusal to create a right of way. If Mr C is dissatisfied with the Council's eventual decision on the matter it would be reasonable for him to appeal to the Secretary of State.

  • Dorset County Council (16 014 843)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 16-Jun-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs B's complaint about the action the Council took regarding a pedestrian level crossing in her town in the period 1977 to1980. The Ombudsman could not now investigate effectively and so it is unlikely he could achieve the outcome sought by Mrs B.

  • Cornwall Council (17 001 608)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 24-May-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs C's complaint about the way the Council has dealt with obstruction of the grass verge. It is unlikely he would find fault by the Council.

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