We reminded Mid and East Antrim Borough Council of its record keeping responsibilities following our investigation of a complaint brought by an MLA. We also asked it to consider developing a formal policy around the role of public representatives in the planning process.
We investigated a complaint about the way Belfast City Council dealt with claims of a breach of planning control.
Investigation into the handling of a planning application by Newry, Mourne and Down District CouncilJuly 20, 2020
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council failed to provide an applicant with the reasons why its Planning Committee deferred a decision on his planning application. An Ombudsman’s report was also critical of excessive delays when responding to the applicant’s concerns.
The Ombudsman has criticised aspects of the way Mid & East Antrim Borough Council handled a planning application for an update of existing sports facilities at St Patrick’s College, Ballymena.Report Summary
The Ombudsman has found that an application to build a residential nursing home in County Down was, in part, incorrectly assessed by planners.Report Summary
The Ombudsman has upheld a complaint about the way planning officials within Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council dealt with changes to a planning application for a new dwelling.Report Summary
An investigation by the Public Services Ombudsman has found that Mid & East Antrim Borough Council dealt properly with a planning application for a house extension, despite objections from the applicant’s neighbours.Report Summary
A man’s complaint about how his planning application was dealt with has been partially upheld by the Public Services Ombudsman.Report Summary
The Ombudsman has found that a Council provided a planning applicant with misleading and inaccurate information about his application, and has made a series of recommendations for remedy.
A local Council has been asked by the Ombudsman to apologise to a complainant after an investigation found they failed to follow their own Financial Regulations during a process to appoint a company for a public event.