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Councillors oppose plan

New setback for £30m Lomond Banks development

Lomond Banks from Pierhead

Lomond Banks: opposed by the community


 

A £30 million leisure development on the shores of Loch Lomond was dealt a blow after councillors raised objections to the latest plan.

Officials at West Dunbartonshire Council had recommended supporting the project, a joint venture between Iconic Leisure Developments – part of the Yorkshire-based Flamingo Land organisation – and Scottish Enterprise. But councillors instead unanimously voiced their opposition.

The plans has already angered the local community, with nearly 300 people attending a meeting on Monday to voice their disapproval at the revised plan which seeks permission for a 60-room hotel, along with a distillery, a water park, and more than 100 self-catering lodges.

The council’s opinion will now be sent to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority, which will be responsible for deciding on the fate of the application.

As a neighbouring authority, West Dunbartonshire Council is a statutory consultee in the project, and as such had to be consulted.

Argyll and Bute Council has not yet put forward a view on the plans, while a date has yet to be set for a decision from the park authority.



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