More than 1,200 members of the public have had their say on plans for a £40m tourist development in Balloch during a consultation, the firm behind the proposals has revealed.

From November 22 to December 10, the Lomond Banks team provided stakeholders and members of the local community the opportunity to engage with, and provide feedback on, the current proposals - which include including a monorail, indoor water park, two hotels and forest lodges.

The firm revised its proposals for the area after a previous application, which attracted more than 50,000 objections, was withdrawn in 2019.

The second consultation also saw more than 70 members of the public attend a face-to-face event at Lomond Parish church on November 25, to see the plans for themselves and question representatives from Flamingo Land, development architects, and planners.

West Dunbartonshire councillors also attended a meeting to discuss the current plans and were given time to share their vision for the project moving forward, taking on board feedback from the local community to help further shape the development.

Throughout the two extended consultation periods, more than 1,250 members of the public engaged with the consultation portal on the Lomond Banks website, whilst 150 signed up for a series of online interactive meetings, including a business stakeholder event and public consultation session, which took place in September and October respectively.

Jim Paterson, development director for the Lomond Banks project, said: "Having two consultation periods has not only allowed us to showcase the Lomond Banks development and the benefits we believe it will bring to the area, both for the economy and residents, but it has helped create an open dialogue with the community so that we can take on board constructive feedback, dispel some of the myths regarding the site and provide reassurances that Lomond Banks will be respectful and in keeping with the local environment.

"We believe our £40m investment in Balloch will not only create a world class, eco-tourism destination, but that it will bring jobs to the area, boost the local economy and provide a strong and sustainable development that the community will be proud of across future generations.

"Working closely with the community and key stakeholders to help shape our plans for Lomond Banks has been a key priority for us and we have been pleased with the level of engagement over the past few months. We thank everyone who has provided feedback so far, it has been invaluable as we look to finalise our plans ahead of the planning submission."

With the consultation periods now over, members of the local community can still share feedback and opinions via the Lomond Banks community lead, Fiona Robertson at

Alternatively, further information and FAQs on the project can also be found at

A formal planning application for the development is expected to be lodged with teh Loch Lomond adn the Trossachs National Park in the new year.