The practice of planning and environmental law is broad and diverse in subject matter, legislation and jurisdiction. Most common planning disputes are those which arise from an application for a planning permit from local councils, or the conditions imposed on those permits. These, if not resolved are heard before the planning division of VCAT.
Highly experienced specialist in planning and environment law, Michelle Quigley QC delves into these issues, including the relevant legislation, process of making an application and when a challenge can be made, details of VCAT hearings including rules on expert witnesses, evidence and submissions. Post-decision and other causes of action available under the Planning and Environment Act are also discussed.