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Council to pay damages to couple after wrongfully granting planning next door

The Planning Portal has just announced a very strange case where the Local Government Ombudsman has taken Melton Borough Council to task for granting planning permission for a new house against the advice of its planning officers and against planning policy.

The Ombudsman has, it seems, recommended that a ‘before’ and ‘after’ valuation is carried out on the complainants property to assess the cost impact on the neighbouring development with a view that Melton Borough Council should stump up the cost difference!

Read more about it here.