Recent statements in this category are shown below:
Statement Not upheld Land 14-Jun-2017
Summary: X have previously complained to the Ombudsman about events at the centre of this complaint. We had no power to investigate the key issues in that earlier complaint. X continued to correspond with the Council and its agent. But, in returning to the Ombudsman, X provide no new and substantive information to justify investigation of more recent events.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 12-Jun-2017
Summary: Mr X complains the Drainage Board damaged plants growing on his property when it cleared and widened a drainage ditch on land behind his garden. This is outside the Ombudsman's jurisdiction because Mr X can take legal action against the Board if he considers it had removed or damaged his property without permission.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 01-Jun-2017
Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs X's complaint that the Council has failed to stop her neighbour from encroaching onto its land. The Council has evidence to show the land belongs to her neighbour and the matter has not caused Mrs X significant injustice.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 31-May-2017
Summary: Miss Y complains the Council and the school next to her house will not take action to stop her wall being damaged. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint as the school governors, not the Council, effectively control the land.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 19-May-2017
Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Ms R's late complaint about the Council's actions after her property was damaged by railway engineering works and by heavy goods vehicles visiting neighbouring property. The complaint is late and the matters complained of are property damage claims against third parties which are properly ones for the courts, not the Ombudsman.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 18-May-2017
Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's failure to take action over his neighbour's enclosure of part of the public highway. The Ombudsman cannot investigate this complaint which was the subject of court proceedings. Further court action is being taken by the Council for the breach of a court order.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 10-May-2017
Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the condition of a footpath. It is outside his jurisdiction as the complainant has a remedy in court.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 05-May-2017
Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about the Council's handling of a land ownership issue as the complaint is made late and there are no good reasons to investigate now.
Statement Not upheld Land 28-Apr-2017
Summary: I do not uphold this complaint about a possible land sale as I have found no evidence of fault by the Council.
Statement Not upheld Land 25-Apr-2017
Summary: The Ombudsman did not find fault by the Council in a complaint about the way it dealt with the complainant's attempt to buy land it owns at the rear of his property.