“Still time to say no to Flamingo Land”- Greer

Green MSP Ross Greer has confirmed that objections can still be lodged to Flamingo Land’s controversial mega-resort plans for the shores of Loch Lomond at Balloch.

While the official deadline for comments was 30th March, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park will continue to receive comments until a formal recommendation is made by planning officers. The date on which the final decision will be made is still to be announced by The National Park, with the final recommendation by officers not likely to come until around a week before this meeting.

More than 70,000 objections have now been lodged to the plans via the Scottish Greens’ website, overtaking the previous plans which drew 58,176 objections. Flamingo Land, previously best known for running a theme park and zoo in Yorkshire, are planning an ‘exclusive resort’ with 104 woodland lodges, water park, 2 hotels, monorail, 373 parking spaces and much more.

Ross Greer, Scottish Greens MSP, commented,

“It’s really important that residents know they can still let the National Park know what they think of these daft plans.

“Flamingo Land are clearly rattled and in denial over just how unpopular their proposals are. They claim there’s support in the area, yet two different community surveys have shown an overwhelming majority of residents saying no. The developers suggest that the views of people outside the area don’t count either, but we know that the local economy is significantly dependent on tourists still wanting to come to Balloch to experience the nationally and internationally famous environment and landscape.

“People simply don’t want to see a massive tourist development and a huge new car park here.”

“The flood of objections in March and April was unprecedented, setting a new Scottish record. There’s still time to add your own if you’ve not done so already. You can do that at

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