Once Again Under Threat….
Last year we we focussed one of our Mibbes Aye series on Land Justice. And we featured what was then an on-going fight to stop Flamingo Land’s bid to build one of their centres on the shore at Balloch. That land is part of the Loch Lomond National Park. No, we don’t understand why the plan ever got off ground either. Ross Greer MSP led the battle and the proposal was turned down.
Well, Loch Lomond is once again under threat by a revised planning application which the locals are still united against. Pretty well united anyway, a recent survey showed community opposition is at around 75%. There were over 40,000 objections lodged against the first attempt by Flamingo Land. A record level of objections for any Scottish Planning proposal. Encouragingly, there is a very high level of objections second time round.
Nae Flamin’ Flamingos Here!
Ross is leading the fight against this second attempt and our update podcast episode includes his recent speech in Holyrood. Our podcasters, Fiona and Marlene, also give an update on the Great Bernerary land community buyout plan up on Lewis.
If you’d like to get updates on the campaign or get involved then click on the image.
More information on the Loch Lomond National Park website…. Yes, as we’ve mentioned, Flamingo Land hopes to build this in a National Park. No, we don’t understand how it ever got to this stage either.
You can listen to our original Land Justice episode. And if you like a bit of historical perspective you can watch Jenny Eeles talking to Marlene about some of the background to Scotland’s present day land ownership patterns on our Land Justice Extra.
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