Talks of an appeal being lodged over the Gorge Hotel approval has received scrutiny from the Launceston Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber's executive officer Neil Gross said the body strongly supports the hotel progressing through to construction as soon as possible.
"This project has been subject to rigorous scrutiny by council, elected councillors and the public over a substantial period of time and has been found to overwhelmingly comply with the planning scheme," he said.
"It was always a possibility that an appeal would be lodged to the development, however it should be noted that it was passed through council with only one dissenting vote and will contribute enormous economic benefits to Launceston through the construction phase and also when it is operating as Launceston's newest five star hotel."
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Mr Grose said appeals to planning decisions are often costly, lengthy and rarely successful when decisions relating to development applications are made in accordance with the planning scheme.
A newly-formed group announced it would help Susie Cai appeal the hotel's approval on Tuesday.
Launceston Heritage Not Highrise lodged the appeal with the Resource Management Planning Appeal Tribunal on Monday.
The group said it has about 50 members and firmly believes it can get the approval overturned. Spokesman Jim Collier said the group would be willing to go into mitigation with the proposal's developers JAC Group.
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While JAC Group has not commented since the appeal was lodged, the group's managing director Dean Cocker spoke about what impact an appeal would have after the hotel was approved by the City of Launceston council. Mr Cocker an appeal had the ability to delay the development for a number of months.
"We think that the [council's] decision is very sound and had overwhelming support, and would be very disappointed on that basis that it would be appealed. But people have that right," he said.
The hotel is proposed to be built on the corner of Paterson and Margaret streets.
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