The developer taking Council to court over his large contentious three lot consolidation and multi-dwelling DA in a steep, boggy forested area of Ocean Shores has clarified the involvement of a former landowner.
As Callum Sked’s DA was not processed within the legislated 40 days, he has begun court action.
He told The Echo that Vince Lococo had ‘nothing to at all do with the development at any stage’.
‘He was the former owner of both 9 Bian Court and 11 Warrambool Road’, Sked said.
‘As he has been incorrectly targeted by some locals for his so-called involvement, and it has caused him quite some personal distress, I think it is fair that this matter is cleared up for his sake’.
‘The reason why he was “caught up” in the initial application was that there was a delayed settlement on the sale of the second property, which had a condition that as vendor he would provide landowner’s consent to any subsequent DA lodged by the purchaser’.
The owners of the three properties are Anna and Edward Robins, UK-based Eliot and Katharine Warrington and Callum Sked.
The proposal is vehemently opposed by all surrounding residents, who say the density of the area would be doubled and their quiet amenity and ecological credentials destroyed.
Additionally, they claim their own expert advice indicates the DA does not align with legislation and does not guarantee that stormwater issues can be adequately managed. A landslip has previously occurred in the area.