£30m Flamingo Land plans on show

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - Carla Tal­bot

Plans for a new £30mil­lion leisure park on Loch Lomond will go on pub­lic dis­play for the first time this week.

The pro­pos­als for the con­tro­ver­sial de­vel­op­ment, which were an­nounced last Septem­ber, will be on dis­play dur­ing a two-day ex­hi­bi­tion from 1.30pm un­til 7.30pm on Fri­day and from 9.30am un­til 1.30pm on Satur­day.

Theme park op­er­a­tor Flamingo Land Ltd – who are be­hind the pro­pos­als for West River­side in Bal­loch – are wel­com­ing res­i­dents to the two-day event within Unit 7 at Loch Lomond Shores – where they will have the op­por­tu­nity to quiz those be­hind the project.

They will also host another event at the Bal­loch tourist at­trac­tion on De­cem­ber 4.

The com­pany, which has at­trac­tions in North York­shire, sub­mit­ted their Pro­posal of Ap­pli­ca­tion No­tice (PAN) last month, de­tail­ing their plans to host the pub­lic events.

Flamingo Land Ltd is re­quired to host at least one pub­lic event to in­form res­i­dents on the plans due to the scale of the pro­pos­als, which place the project in the “ma­jor de­vel­op­ment” plan­ning cat­e­gory.

Th­ese events will al­low res­i­dents to sub­mit their views on the plans for the site, ahead of Flamingo Land sub­mit­ting their pro­pos­als next year.

If ap­proved the theme park op­er­a­tor will trans­form the 20-hectare site into an area with lodges, a bou­tique ho­tel, hos­tel and glamp­ing pods as well as “high-qual­ity fam­ily-based at­trac­tions and restau­rants”.

Plans for a 100m view­ing tower were in­cluded in the most re­cent plans for the Loch Lomond­side de­vel­op­ment.

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