Renewed plans for Flamingo Land development at Loch Lomond

Flamingo Land has renewed its plans for a tourism development on Loch Lomond, which could create hundreds of jobs and pump millions of pounds into the area.

Scottish Enterprise has been in talks with Lomond Banks, a subsidiary of the Yorkshire tourism firm, since the withdrawal of a previous planning application in September 2019 for the redevelopment of the brownfield site adjoining the River Leven at Balloch.

Refreshed plans for the riverside destination will be drawn up to bring up to 200 tourism and hospitality jobs once the site is complete, as well as significant numbers in the construction phase.

The economic development agency said the intention is to have visitor accommodation and walkways sympathetic to the local environment, with public access maintained throughout the site.

Scottish Enterprise’s director of business infrastructure Allan McQuade said: “The plans for Lomond Banks present a really timely positive news story for the local

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