The Age today reports on Planning Minister Matthew Guys on-air comment… “The volume of objections to new developments should be taken into account when considering planning applications”.
This comment was made in relation and Armadale development where Stonnington Council is challenging the recent VCAT decision in the Supreme Court. Stonnington argues the tribunal “failed to give due regard to significant community input and has made a decision that is not supported by the local community or council”. More than 600 objections to the application were filed to the council, more than 440 objections were submitted to the tribunal.
With respect to the Newport Timber Yard development, the last application received 360 resident objections. It will be interesting to see how Stonnington Council fares in the Supreme Court.