Enforcement


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Cornwall Council (17 003 060)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 11-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Council was not alerted to the failure of the developer to provide a footbridge until after the time period for enforcement action had expired. There is no fault by the Council in this case.

  • Dover District Council (16 012 685)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 11-Sep-2017

    Summary: Mr X, who complains on behalf of Mr Y and Miss Z, says the Council is at fault in how it has considered planning issues at their neighbour's home. The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault by the Council and therefore he has ended his investigation of this complaint.

  • Elmbridge Borough Council (16 012 039)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 11-Sep-2017

    Summary: Mr X says the Council is at fault for not taking enforcement action regarding works to a road near his home. The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault by the Council and so he has ended his consideration of this complaint.

  • Craven District Council (17 002 222)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 08-Sep-2017

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council failed to take account of a planning condition before giving advice to his neighbour. The Council was at fault, but the fault did not cause a significant injustice to Mr X.

  • Isle of Wight Council (17 002 706)

    Statement Upheld Enforcement 07-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Council failed to act to ensure development of a holiday park complied with a planning condition about drainage. It took appropriate enforcement action about this when alerted to it by Mr and Mrs X's complaint. This fault did not cause injustice to Mr and Mrs X. It failed to keep Mr and Mrs X informed about its investigation as it promised. It has already apologised to them which is an appropriate remedy for uncertainty this fault caused them.

  • Cornwall Council (17 003 825)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 04-Sep-2017

    Summary: Mrs X complains about the Council's enforcement of a neighbouring building. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because there is no evidence of fault in the way the Council has considered such action.

  • Epping Forest District Council (17 007 661)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 04-Sep-2017

    Summary: Mrs X complains that the Council has not taken enforcement action for a development near her. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because she had a right of appeal against a planning application refusal for any planning application and there is insufficient injustice to her from any lack of enforcement action.

  • London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (17 007 161)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 31-Aug-2017

    Summary: Mr X complains about delay by the Council in taking enforcement action against a neighbour. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because the Council is currently awaiting court action which will determine whether there has been an injustice to Mr X.

  • London Borough of Sutton (16 018 964)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Enforcement 30-Aug-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs X's complaints about her neighbour's extension. It is unlikely we will find fault in the Council's actions. Also we cannot investigate her concerns about the Council's role in building control issues with the previous property she owned. The event she complains about occurred more than seven years ago and I have not seen any good reason to investigate this now.

  • London Borough of Havering (16 016 187)

    Statement Not upheld Enforcement 29-Aug-2017

    Summary: Mr and Mrs B consider that the Council should not pursue a Planning Enforcement Notice issued against them because they no longer consider it to be valid. It is not for the Ombudsman to question the merits of the Council's decision to pursue the Notice because the Council has explained why it considers it to be valid and ultimately this would be a matter for the courts to decide upon.

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