Solihull MBC: compulsory purchase orders (92/B/913)
The council passed a resolution to use compulsory purchase orders to assemble a site for retail development, and to enter a building agreement with a developer.
Because the developer withdrew, the council did not confirm the order on the complainant's business premises, which prevented him from serving a blight notice and claiming compensation.
Southwark LBC: homelessness (91/A/1130)
The borough failed to deal properly with the homelessness application of a disabled woman with three children, who had to live in temporary accommodation for a year longer than necessary.
No action was taken on her requests to be nominated to a housing association, and her request to be rehoused in the Docklands area was not dealt with properly.
North Cornwall DC: planning and building control (92/B/334)
The council granted building regulations approval for an extension to a cottage by the complainant's home, but erred in assuming the cottage had its own curtilage. As a result the complainant suffered an increased fire risk.