PLANS by a Ryedale theme park to build a new attraction on the banks of Loch Lomond have been hit by delays.

Kirby Misperton-based Flamingo Land submitted an application in May 2018 for a new £30 million holiday resort in Balloch, on edge of Loch Lomond in the Trossachs National Park.

Plans include an aparthotel, 105 self-catering lodges, 20 houses, a brewery, a leisure pool, restaurants, cafes and retail areas, a visitor reception hub, rides and associated parking.

Back in 2016, Flamingo Land were earmarked by landowners Scottish Enterprise as the preferred developer for the 69-acre site at West Riverside and Woodbank House, adjacent to the current Sea Life aquarium and Cameron House golf course, and this exclusivity agreement has now been extended to 2020 after a hold-up in planning caused by “the level of public engagement”.

The Trossachs planning portal website shows more than 1,000 items of public correspondence and a petition by an MSP raised 27,000 objections.