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  • Writer's pictureSwarup Dutta

NoD-are planning permits guaranteed?

A lot of effort has gone into the Town Planning Application documents- plans, elevations, Neighbourhood and Site description, design response,shadow diagrams.

After much negotiations with the Council, we obtained their support. However a neighbour objected to the Application from the onset.

Hence the neighbour has a right to appeal at the VCAT should Council feel the Application is worthy of a permit.

If the neighbour does not appeal this decision at the VCAT within the stipulated time frame, then a Planning Permit will automatically issue.

On the other hand if the neighbour files an appeal with the new higher fees then its VCAT who will make the final decision.

Hence obtaining Planning Permits cannot be guaranteed and its not easy peasy as some say! There are too many unknowns at stake! Beware.

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