The planning tribunal has asked appellants opposed to the North East Rail Trail to resubmit their grounds of appeal after it found their submissions did not comply.
Two separate appeals have been lodged with the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal against the Dorset Council's 26-kilometre section of bike trail.
North East Residents and Farmers Tasmania group chairperson Stuart Bryce has made one of the appeals.
The initial appeal focused on the the protection of public infrastructure, noting three surveys conducted which supported the retention of the railway, and the destroying of habitat, observed on either side of line, for the protected Scottsdale Burrowing Crayfish.
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The second appeal was made by individual Michael de Bomford, who has been involved with railway for about 40 years.
His initial appeal focused on the due diligence of the development application process with the council assessing its own DA, consideration of the line's cultural heritage, its bush fire risk and the Legislative Council committee recommendations. As well as alleging it went against the objectives of the RMPAT Act 1993 and LUPA Act 1993.
Both appeals will need to resubmitted to be deemed compliant.
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The council approved its DA for a bike trail from Wyena to Scottsdale on February 15, despite a 1101 signatory petition against the project. It makes up 26-kilometres of its proposed $1.5 million, 40-kilometre trail.
The remaining 14km of the track sits within the City of Launceston council area and will subject to a separate DA likely to be lodged in April.
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