A hotly disputed piece of land in Dorset will this week be granted to the council to use as a bike trail.
Use of the corridor between Lilydale and Scottsdale for a bike trail has been a contentious issue for the region for years.
Dorset Mayor Greg Howard said the decision had been made.
"The government has already made the decision, they can jump up and down all they like but the government's already made the decision," he said.
"It will be a train [from Launceston] to Lilydale and a bike path through to Lilydale Falls and then onto Scottsdale and then up the Billycock."
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He said the council will be made custodians of the corridor later this week.
North East Residents and Farmers chairman Stuart Bryce said the plan doesn't make any sense.
His organisation wants to use the land for a heritage train instead.
Cr Howard said the bike trail makes more sense from a tourism perspective.
Mr Bryce said not enough people use the existing track between Scottsdale and Billycock to justify extending it.
He said his organisation had set up cameras and on average only four cyclists were using the track daily.
Cr Howard disputes those numbers and said the longer track will encourage tourists to visit the area.
"You need minimum 60 to 100 kilometres where people spend three to four days on the trail," he said.
"It's not about the local demographic its about the tourists number that come to ride it."
Once given custody of the land the council will be working to lodge development applications and calling for tenders to build the trail.
Cr Howard said there was no good reason why the trail shouldn't go ahead.