Rights of way


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • 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.

  • Herefordshire Council (17 001 485)

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

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint that the Council failed to comply with its duty to prevent the obstruction of a footpath because it is unlikely he would find the Council to be at fault and Mr B has not suffered significant enough injustice to justify the Ombudsman's involvement.

  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (16 013 474)

    Statement Upheld Rights of way 23-May-2017

    Summary: The Council delayed dealing with Mr and Mrs X's application to stop up part of a footpath and misadvised them about the potential costs. It has agreed to limit the costs to Mr and Mrs X to £1500 and to produce an action plan setting out how it will proceed with the application and the timescales involved.

  • Telford & Wrekin Council (16 011 812)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 15-May-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman does not have grounds to investigate this complaint that the Council has unreasonably restricted a resident's vehicular access along a lane in its area. This is because there is no sign of fault on its part regarding this matter.

  • London Borough of Hillingdon (17 000 745)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 04-May-2017

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's demand that his mother applies for a dropped kerb to access her driveway. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint. There is insufficient evidence of any fault on the Council's part which has caused injustice to Mr X or his mother.

  • Broads (2006) Internal Drainage Board (16 019 407)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 03-May-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mr B's complaint about the costs he has incurred following the Internal Drainage Board's decision to sell land. That is because Mr B has appealed to a tribunal and started court action against the current owners of the land.

  • London Borough of Hackney (16 016 276)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 09-Mar-2017

    Summary: Mr K complains the way the Council's resurfaced a path means water does not drain away. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint as he has not seen any fault in how the Council decided to do this.

  • Norfolk County Council (16 015 618)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Rights of way 17-Feb-2017

    Summary: Mr Z complains about the Council's response to his complaints about the condition of local footpaths. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint as he cannot see what more he can add to the Council's own investigation.

  • Slough Borough Council (16 014 094)

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

    Summary: Mr Y complains the Council has refused his request for access to the rear of his home over Council land. The Ombudsman will not investigate as there is no indication of fault in the way the Council decided this. The Ombudsman cannot therefore question the Council's decision.

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