THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has ruled in favour of an appeal to allow four houses to be built on small allotments at Foleys Rd, Cashmore.
Permits have now been issued to allow houses on lots 2, 3, 4 and5 Foleys Rd.
The land is in a Rural Conservation Zone, with the lots being of 2.531 hectares, 2.8ha, 2.62ha and 2.28ha.
VCAT member Michael Deidun overturned a decision made in September last year by the Glenelg Shire Council’s delegated planning committee to reject the application to allow the houses.
Legal opinion at VCAT found an administrative error had happened when the council issued a planning permit in late 2003.
Mr Deidun said the council had issued a notice of decision on October 23, 2003, to allow the subdivision of the land and to use each lot for a dwelling.
Read more in Friday’s Portland Observer.