SCOTTISH Green MSP Ross Greer has said he is "delighted" after councillors voted to reject a leisure development at Loch Lomond. 

Greer had led the petition against the proposals, which generated more than 56,000 formal objections – becoming the most "unpopular planning application in Scottish history". 

Now, West Dumbartonshire councillors have unanimously rejected the plans from Yorkshire-based Iconic Leisure Developments.

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Greer (pictured above) said: "This is a huge moment for our campaign.

"I'm delighted that West Dunbartonshire Council has, despite the apparent recommendations of officials, listened to the overwhelming opinion of local residents and others across Scotland who value our national park and want to see these plans rejected.

"Flamingo Land is the most unpopular planning application in Scottish history.

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"It would see public land in our national park sold off to a private developer, whose profits will disappear out of the community and whose own environmental impact assessment conceded major damage, including injury and death to red squirrels and otters, pollution of running and standing water and damage to ancient woodland."

Although West Dunbartonshire Council voted against the plans last night, the final decision will be made by the board of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park at a later date.