Built Environment Group (Planning) - Review

    July 2009

    Complaint upheld against Calderdale Council

    The Local Government Ombudsman recently upheld a complaint of maladministration against Calderdale Council. The decision related to the grant of planning permission which the Council's Local Planning Authority (LPA) had given for an extension and alterations to a primary school which was situated next to a Grade II* listed 17th century hall. As well as acting as the LPA, the Council also submitted the planning application.

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