A GREEN MSP has responded to the relaunch of plans for a controversial development on the banks of Loch Lomond by vowing to deliver more than 50,000 objections to it.

Ross Greer would set a record for any planning application in Scottish history were he successful.

Plans to sell the publicly owned land within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and build a Flamingoland were initially lodged in May last year. Following the submission of more than 30,000 objections organised by Greer, the developer delayed its response.

The developer’s own Environmental Impact Assessment concluded that approval of the plans would result in damage to the local environment and residents expressed concerns about traffic, access issues and the principle of publicly-owned land in a world-famous national park being sold to a private developer.

This week, Flamingoland rebranded the project Lomond Banks. The proposals are for a site which is largely owned at present by Scottish Enterprise, a Scottish Government Agency.

Yesterday the 40,000th individual objector submitted their response through the Scottish Green Party’s website.

“Flamingoland’s own impact assessment was clear about water pollution, destruction of ancient woodland, harm to protected species and much more,” said Greer.

“We’ll be presenting at least 50,000 objections next month as just one part of our campaign to save Loch Lomond.”