PLANS to develop a monorail and hotel on the shores of Loch Lomond have received over 20,000 objections.

Developer Flamingo Land, who have a theme park in Yorkshire, submitted an application to build a resort in Balloch, including woodland lodges, treetop walkways, a brewery and more.

The thousands of objections sent to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority – the body that will decide whether to give planning permission – add to the 1000 people who had already rallied against the plans through a site set up by Green MSP Ross Greer.

Greer said: “Loch Lomond isn’t a private developer’s plaything. The strength of feeling from across Scotland is giving a huge boost to our local campaign. We’ve already had support from high-profile figures such as mountaineer Cameron McNeish and singer Eddi Reader. The shores of Loch Lomond should belong to all of us.”

Greer met with the developers earlier this year to discuss the plans, but decided selling off the public land would be “at the expense” of the ancient woodland.

The developer’s own Environmental Impact Assessments states that there will be damage to ancient woodland, pollution of running water, and red squirrel and otter fatalities.