Loch Lomond development: Are 55,000 objections really not enough? – Bill Jamieson

Developer Flamingo Land has formally withdrawn its planning application to build a £30 million tourist resort on Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond (Picture: Allan Milligan)

More than 55,000 objections were lodged – thought to be the highest ever number against a planning application. Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority officials have also recommended rejection. Yet those behind the Lomond Banks development have not ruled out submitting a fresh application.

Andy Miller, Lomond Banks’ director, said it was “surprising and disappointing” that the Park’s report “raises previously unidentified concerns and highlights the need for new additional information”.

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Another application? A fresh appeal? Perhaps 55,000 objections were not enough. Or the National Park was acting beyond its remit.

Sadly, a determined developer can plough on till objectors are worn down with exhaustion.

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