Residents opposing the development of a cable car on Mt Wellington have applied for further exclusions after it was announced proponents would be appealing the decision to reject the development.
Community organisation Residents Opposed to the Cable Car have formally applied to the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal to "enlarge the grounds of refusal" for the development of a contentious cable car and infrastructure on the Tasmanian capital landmark.
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The ROCC are seeking to extend the grounds of refusal in line with the Wellington Park Management Plan and Hobart Interim Planning Scheme.
The ROCC claim the development would impact the nesting habitat of the masked owl and have a negative visual impact on the summit.
ROCC spokesperson Vica Bayley said given the scale of refusal they had hoped the proponent would abandon the development and leave the community to enjoy the mountain.
"Experts have deemed this project would destroy the habitat of masked owls and fails to meet requirements regarding sewage and odour and we think this should be reflected in the final grounds of refusal," she said.
"Different things drive different people's love of kunanyi and thus, their opposition to the cable car, but central to many is a love for the creatures that call it home, its spectacular visual amenity and clean water and air."
Proponents for the development are appealing the 21 planning refusals issued by RAMPAT.
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