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Loch Lomond resort backers withdraw plans amid public outcry

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September 18 2019

Loch Lomond resort backers withdraw plans amid public outcry

The developer behind plans to erect a £30m leisure resort in Balloch has formally notified Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park that it has withdrawn its application amid a fierce backlash from opponents.

Lomond Banks would have delivered a mixed-use tourism destination for the town with a slew of new amenities, accommodation and infrastructure improvements but drew 57,000 objections concerned at over development.

In a formal notification of their withdrawal Lomond Banks director, Andy Miller said: “Our priority now is to fully understand concerns, gather the necessary information and dispel some of the myths that continue to circulate around our ambitions for the site.

“It is only at this point, we will consider re-submitting our plans to ensure decision makers will be able to take a fully informed decision on this important application.”

The decision means a planned site visit, pre-determination hearing and public meeting have now all been cancelled pending a broader review.

2 Comments

Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 18 Sep 2019 at 19:00 PM
As a local resident I am saddened that the proposal did not go ahead subject to improvements to the style of buildings and a guarantee of a hospitality academy to improve service not just at this development but throughout the National Park and Argyll.

There is a real problem for communities up the Lochside as poor stewarded tourism is making life miserable for many folk.

It's time for the National Park, local authorities and Visit Scotland to impliment a visitor strategy which improves the tourist experience while giving residents a bit of peace.
IndyNoo
#2 Posted by IndyNoo on 18 Sep 2019 at 21:57 PM
Glad the typical brash and ill-thought out Glasgow approach to Architecture has so far been avoided.

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