GREEN MSP Ross Greer has written to the boss of a controversial development, urging him to be a "man of his word".

In September of 2016, Flamingo Land CEO Gordon Gibb told the Scotsman newspaper they would axe plans for the £30 million development if "our plans are not welcomed by most of the people in Scotland then we will not proceed further".

The comments came off the back of a petition against the plans, which had been signed by 20,000 people.

In his interview, Mr Gibb also said he didn't "trust the results of the petition".

Mr Greer, who is leading a campaign against the proposed hotel, brewery, water park and lodges on the southern tip of Loch Lomond, has urged the boss to pull his company out of the plans, in light of the 57,000 objections lodged with the planning authority.

He told the Reporter: "Flamingo Land told us that if they are not wanted, they’ll pull out.

"That was before they submitted what is now the most unpopular planning application in Scottish history.

"57,000 objections later and instead of listening, the developer’s reaction has been to add even more lodges to their plans, aiming to squeeze more profit out of the site.

“The community are bursting with ideas for the future of this site which will support the local economy and protect the natural beauty of Loch Lomond.

"If Gordon Gibb is a man of his word, he’d recognise that Flamingo Land isn’t wanted at Loch Lomond and pull out of his agreement with Scottish Enterprise.

"This would pave the way for community ownership.”

The Greens set up an online platform where letters of objection could be sent to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority, who will make the final judgement.

Andy Miller, Director at Lomond Banks, said: "Our masterplan for Lomond Banks has received thousands of notes of support from local residents and businesses.

"However, as with most major developments, the voice of the opposition is louder than the voice of supporters. "We’re determined to stop the misinformation about our plans and would encourage anyone to visit to see the truth about what we are proposing and how it will rejuvenate the area.

"From substantial job creation to new opportunities for neighbouring businesses, the people of Balloch will benefit significantly from this world class family tourism destination.”