Council in clear over festival fuss
Ombudsman rejects complaints about PKC
consent that would have forced DF Concerts to compensate local residents affected by the disruption caused by the festival’s controversial move to Strathallan.
Its decision report said: “We were satisfied that the council followed planning procedure in determining the planning application in accordance with the terms of the relevant legislation.
“The advice we received was that, while the council accepted that there was some disturbance to local residents, the planning conditions imposed were aimed at safeguarding the amenity, health and safety of neighbouring residents.
“As such, we did not uphold the complaint that the council unreasonably granted the developer permission to use the junction.
“We also found that there was no requirement on the council, as planning authority, to carry out environmental monitoring.
“We found that conditions had been placed on the planning consent aimed at ensuring that the amenity, health and safety of residents was safeguarded and that disturbance was minimised.
“We did not uphold the complaint that the council failed to undertake environmental monitoring.
“In relation to Mr C’s concern that the working hours were extended, we found that a planning condition had allowed for a change in the hours of operation.
“We did not uphold this aspect of the complaint.
“We were also satisfied that when the alleged breach of amended hours was brought to the council’s attention they took reasonable action. As such, we did not uphold the complaint that the council unreasonably failed to take enforcement action.
“Finally we were satisfied that the council correctly explained that they were unable to apply a planning condition requiring that affected residents should receive compensation from the developer and we did not uphold this aspect of the complaint.”
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