Developer pulls out
Flamingo Land abandons controversial Loch Lomond plan
How it would have looked: the plan for the loch
Flamingo Land has scrapped plans to develop a £30m tourist resort on the shores of Loch Lomond.
Its decision follows a volley of criticism from local residents and a recommendation by officials at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park to reject the plan.
The controversial Lomond Banks development – a joint venture between the theme park operator and Scottish Enterprise – included plans for a hotel, hostel, restaurants, craft brewery, boat house, leisure centre and six private houses in the Balloch area.
It was estimated that the development would create 80 full-time jobs, 50 part-time jobs and 70 seasonal roles in the area.
On Tuesday the developer announced it had withdrawn the live application, though it has not ruled out submitting fresh plans.