Two VCAT editorials now available

Despite these lockdown times, there has been a surge of noteworthy VCAT cases and your editorial committee has produced two VCAT editorials for this month. VCAT Vol 8 No 15 highlights include an accrued right to object; reconstitution of the Tribunal on a question of law regarding the Macedon Ranges Statement of Planning Policy; refusal of a Freeway Services Centre in the Macedon Ranges; loss of existing use rights following removal of a Major promotion sign; approval of a school in a Green Wedge Zone; and refusal of a combined agree care facility and retirement village at the former Mt Eliza business school. VCAT Vol 8 No 16 highlights include whether risk from a crude oil pipeline to a childcare centre is a relevant planning matter; refusal of a retirement village in Sorrento; whether brick inlay tiles breaches a restrictive covenant; a finding that an amendment to a permit cannot be made where a permit is spent; imposition of conditions on matters beyond the request for an amendment to a permit held invalid; whether a subdivision is prohibited by the minimum lot requirements in the Farming Zone; and validity of drainage conditions.

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