Second time around: land lease developer takes plans for 371-home community to VCAT after council and residents reject proposal

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[The new wave of Consumer Advocacy] Melbourne property group Steller Estates wants to build the community on 20 hectares of low-density zoned land designated a horse precinct at Mornington.

Steller says the proposal responds to an “evident need for affordable retirement living” in the area, but Shire executive manager planning services David Bergin told the local paper the application was refused as it was “not sympathetic to the low scale transition area between Mornington and the green wedge”.

It’s not the first time Steller has had to go to VCAT however. As we covered here in May last year, their application for a 281-home community at Bittern on the Mornington Peninsula also went to VCAT after around 40 residents opposed the development.