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In Portarlington VIC on “Construction of a Dwelling...” at 7-9 Granada Drive, Portarlington, VIC:

Alan Wood commented

The guideline of 7.5 metres height limit above natural ground level is in the planning rules to ensure that views for all in Portarlington are protected. The more that Council allow permits for building beyond these guidelines, the bigger the pressure will come to extend this guideline. One house in Alison Street on a sub-divided block that is clearly over the limit and built outside of it's own permit beyond 7.5 metres has been allowed to sneak through. This is the thin edge of the wedge and it should not only be the owners of existing dwellings but those for future dwellings that need to be protected. There needs to be exceptional reasons for someone to build beyond the 7.5 Metres and not just that neighbours need to be disadvantaged and complain. It is up to Council to do their job and protect the future of our community and not wait for us to complain!!!

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