Developer pulls out

Flamingo Land abandons controversial Loch Lomond plan

Lomond Banks from Pierhead

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On Tuesday the developer announced it had withdrawn the live application, though it has not ruled out submitting fresh plans.

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