Latest editorials now available

The latest VCAT and PPV editorials have been distributed to subscribers and uploaded onto the web site. VCAT editorial highlights include whether a dwelling to be used partly for a bed and breakfast is as-of-right; the challenges when there are multiple permit triggers but some of the triggers are exempt from notice and review; approval of a supermarket despite lack of support in activity centre policy; the failure to meet the mandatory garden area requirements and the scuttling of an NOD; whether accommodating an extended family is more than one dwelling; and a failed Supreme Court challenge to a DCP. PPV editorial highlights include approval for gas extraction despite concerns with emissions; protecting the vista to Arthurs Seat; removing an Environmental Audit Overlay; supply and demand of industrial land and whether a new employment precinct was premature; the impact of Covid-19 on growth projections and DCP calculations; and a no go for a third supermarket in Shepparton North.