Recent statements in this category are shown below:
Statement Not upheld Highway adoption 30-Jan-2017
Summary: Mr Y complains the Council has included development sites in its local plan which may allow development on a village green and may not act properly in the future when considering planning applications. The Ombudsman will not investigate as there is no indication that Mr Y is caused a significant personal injustice or that this is a significant public interest matter.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Highway adoption 10-Nov-2016
Summary: The Ombudsman does not have reason to investigate this complaint about the Council's refusal to accept that a lane is an adopted highway. This is because there is no sign of fault by the Council to justify her becoming involved.
Statement Not upheld Highway adoption 31-Aug-2016
Summary: There is no or insufficient evidence the Council acted with fault in its design or location of a pedestrian footway outside the complainant's home. It has responded suitably to specific concerns raised by the complainant about land ownership, construction of the footway and drainage issues post-construction.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Highway adoption 30-Jun-2016
Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the adoption of a highway as it is outside her jurisdiction because it was not made to her in time.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Highway adoption 11-Apr-2016
Summary: Mr Y complains the Council has not adopted a private road and is a party to a planning agreement which is to the detriment of owners on the estate. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint as the Council is not at fault.
Statement Upheld Highway adoption 29-Mar-2016
Summary: I uphold Mr C's highways complaint as there was fault by the Council. However, I do not consider it caused Mr C an injustice which would need the Council to take further action.
Statement Upheld Highway adoption 05-Feb-2016
Summary: There was fault by the Borough Council in the way it failed to use its powers properly to ensure a new road on a housing estate was built to a standard the Highways Authority requires to adopt and maintain it at public expense. The Borough Council has suggested a possible remedy which is acceptable to the Ombudsman.
Statement Not upheld Highway adoption 01-Feb-2016
Summary: There was no fault by the County Council in the way it used its powers as a Highways Authority in dealing with the road on a housing estate.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Highway adoption 22-Dec-2015
Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the construction of a pavement crossover as she is unlikely to find fault in the Council's actions.
Statement Upheld Highway adoption 17-Dec-2015
Summary: There was no fault in the way the Council decided not to move a parking bay from in front of Miss B's house. The Council delayed responding to Miss B's request to remove it. The Council has now provided a full response.