Deauville Estate restricted development
Click to see an aerial view of the still leafy, livable site of 26 Deauville Street – in the heart of the Deauville Estate. Bayside City Council refused a 2006 Application for a Planning Permit for 2 two-storey dwellings to be built on it. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal upheld Council’s refusal.
The Tribunal did not, however, accept that the wording of the covenants on land titles in the Deauville Estate restricted development to a single dwelling per lot, but that the restriction they imposed was a limitation to residential purposes only, which is reflected in the subsequently introduced Bayside Planning Scheme.
Rampant overdevelopment has not yet made its mark in the Deauville Estate, as the strong community spirit there has so far deterred that.
VCAT has now officially recognized the environmental qualities of the Deauville Estate – but those qualities will nevertheless still be under constant future attack, and must be constantly defended!