Flamingo Land Resort announce Loch Lomond bid reinstatement following an announcement their former bid was still being considered.
Th announcement came after public consultations for the controversial resort received well over 55,000 objections from locals.
They argued that the site would not be in the area’s best interests, however despite sheer level of objections received it was recently revealed that their bid was still being considered by Scottish Enterprise for approval.
The family resort would be akin to that of Center Parcs and was revealed to feature a 60 bedroom apart hotel, a 32 bedroom budget accommodation, a craft brewery, a boat house, a leisure center and a whole host of restaurants.
Although the plans were hailed as the “most unpopular planning application in Scottish history”, Scottish Enterprise announced it would renew it’s ties with the Yorkshire based resort in the hopes of bringing the resort to fruition.
Below is the original planning application as well as two pieces of concept art which better convey how the resort is planned to look.
As you can see from the official concept art this new resort would definitely sport ‘Center Parcs’ vibes making it very different to the operators already highly successful North Yorkshire theme park resort.
This new development would also bring over 200 new jobs to the local area too which can only be a positive thing for local employment.
Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer stated that “Flamingo Land’s destructive plans were the most unpopular planning application in Scottish history, with overwhelming local and national opposition.”
Despite the level of objection this project has received you can’t deny the fact that the resort would bring considerable financial growth to the area, which can only be a good thing right?
Flamingo Land recently stated that their “refreshed plans” would contain visitor accommodation and walkways considerate of their surroundings as well as public access throughout.
Flamingo Land have also stated it has no intentions of developing a theme park and with that in mind fresh planning applications are still yet to be submitted at the time of this article being written.
We will of course keep you up to date with all future developments on this project and we hope to see this fantastic resort come to fruition in the years to come.