Theme park and zoo operators, Flamingo Land, has officially withdrawn its planning application to develop a £30 million leisure and entertainment resort on Loch Lomond.

The site, known as Lomond Banks, would have featured a waterpark, alongside a 60-bedroom apartment- hotel, a 32-bedroom budget hotel and over 100 holiday lodges. There would also be a boat house, leisure centre, craft brewery and restaurant on the site.

The application for the development was met with local disdain, with more than 57,000 objections being made against building the site.

Lomond Banks’ director, Andy Miller, commented on the withdrawal from the project.

“We’ve been working hard with all parties, including the National Park Authority, for more than two years to ensure all information relating to the proposed development was made readily available.

“We know the national park recognises that the majority of what we propose fits in with the LDP [local development plan].

“It is therefore surprising and disappointing that their recommendation report raises previously unidentified concerns and highlights the need for new additional information,” said Miller.

“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,” Miller added.