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Loch Lomond resort plans tweaked

Words: Roger Milne
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The developers behind controversial proposals for a £30 million holiday resort on Loch Lomond at Balloch have submitted revisions to the masterplan for the scheme – now renamed Lomond Banks – to the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

The scheme includes proposals for a 60-bedroom aparthotel, a craft brewery, a water park, and a boathouse that will now provide storage and water activity uses rather than accommodation.

Plans for new housing has been cut from 20 to just six properties, while the number of lodges and bothies has been increased from 28 to 50. The revised plans would involve converting and extending the existing Woodbank House to form 15 flats.

The development involves outside activity areas including a tree-top walk, events and performance areas, children’s play areas, a monorail, forest adventure rides, and picnic and play facilities.

The proposals from Iconic Leisure have generated considerable opposition, with moe than a thousand objections lodged with the planning authority and around 40,000 signatories backing an online petition against the project.

Iconic was selected as the “preferred developer” after a national marketing campaign for the 18-hectare site by Scottish Enterprise.

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