Regular permit applicant’s will be aware, Section 79 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (“the Act”) allows applicants to lodge an appeal to VCAT against Council’s failure to grant a permit within the prescribed time (10 statutory days for a VicSmart application or 60 statutory days for all other applications).
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Leading on from the article above – it is important that applicant’s understand the potential consequences of Council seeking an amendment to your application form and how to protect your applicant’s right
Regular planning permit applicants and readers of this column will be aware of changes to the VCAT Act that came about in September 2014 and allow permit applicants appealing to VCAT, against Council’s failure to determine an application within the 60 day statutory timeframe, to seek reimbursement of the VCAT application fee from Council.
In a previous article in BDAV News we highlighted the requirement for Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs) to accompany planning permit applications for high impact activities proposed in areas of Aboriginal cultural sensitivity.