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In the 2020-21 year we received and decided fewer complaints than normal because we stopped accepting new complaints for three months due to Covid-19.

North Devon District Council

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In the last nine years, the Ombudsman has published the following public interest reports against North Devon District Council

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Since April 2018, the Council has agreed to make the following improvements to its services following an Ombudsman investigation. We list up to 10 cases below – click ‘view all’ if there are more.

Case reference: 18 015 673

Category: Planning

Sub Category: Enforcement

  • The Council will also issue a reminder to enforcement and planning officers about: • the importance of sharing information with other teams, as set out in the Council’s enforcement plan; • the process of responding to a request for investigation, as set out in the Council’s enforcement plan; and • the importance of communicating regularly with members of the public who request an enforcement investigation, in line with the timescales set out in the Council’s enforcement plan.

Case reference: 17 018 695

Category: Environment and regulation

Sub Category: Refuse and recycling

  • The Council will review its Waste and Recycling policy to ensure it is clear and consistent about the availability of its assisted collection service.

Case reference: 16 016 191

Category: Housing

Sub Category: Homelessness

  • Review procedure and staff training needs to ensure that similar fault does not reoccur


Service improvements agreed by North Devon District Council

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Last updated: 4 April 2015