Flamingo Land are back. Over two years since they were forced to withdraw their application as a result of our campaign, the Yorkshire-based theme park operator have submitted new plans for a 'tourist resort' on the shores of Loch Lomond at Balloch. With your help, we can stop this – lodge an objection to their plans today.
Once again, their aim is to build a ‘resort’ on a massive scale, with 104 woodland lodges, water park, hotels, monorail and much more. This is far larger than the National Park’s Local Development Plan allows. It will add even more traffic to an existing congestion hot-spot, and turn open greenspace - popular with locals and visitors alike - into a branded holiday park.
While our campaign has been successful in saving most of the ancient woodland on site, planning permission being granted will result in all of the ancient woodland being sold to Flamingo Land, so there is no guarantee it will be safe in the long term.
Loch Lomond is world famous for its natural beauty. We must do all we can to preserve it. Many local people have already lodged an objection, as have the Woodland Trust and Ramblers Scotland.
Last time we lodged a record 60,000 objections, making this the most unpopular application in Scottish history. They were instrumental in forcing Flamingo Land to withdraw their plans. But as this is a new application, none of those objections will be counted this time, meaning you must lodge a new objection.
We’ve drafted a standard objection covering many of the strongest arguments to go to the National Park, who will make the final decision. However, we strongly recommend you add some of your own words and give some of your own reasons for objecting.
Please also share a link to this page with friends and on social media- this was vital to getting so many objections last time.
The National Park website has full details of the application and consultation here.
Note: Objecting will mean your objection, as well as your name and address is sent to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. These details are required in order to lodge an objection.