A deal between Flamingo Land resort developers and the Scottish Government cannot be broken despite controversial plans being scrapped for the Loch Lomond site, enterprise chiefs have warned.
The exclusivity tie was written into the £30 million holiday proposals near Balloch.
Flamingo Land wanted to build budget accommodation, hotel, brewery, boat house and leisure centre on the loch shores.
An astonishing 60,000 objections were handed in before it was rejected a year ago.
It’s thought the blueprint was the most strongly opposed development in Scottish planning records.
However, West of Scotland MSP Ross Greer said the developer maintains an “exclusivity agreement” which he now wants to see broken.
Greer said: “It’s over a year since the community first defeated Flamingo Land’s destructive and unwelcome plans and we still don’t know whether a line can finally be drawn under this or if it will start all over again with a fresh application.
“This long-running saga has exhausted the community and it needs to end.”
Failure to break the agreement could lead to “years” of fighting over development at the site, the Green party MSP warned.
He said 13,000 people have supported a petition on the exclusivity tie being handed to the Scottish Government.
A Scottish Enterprise spokesman said: “As the petition recognises, we are currently bound by the legal terms of an exclusivity agreement.
“However, we continue to consider the interests of the local community as we work to help the economy recover from the impact of the Covid pandemic.”
Proposals for a major development and the sale of publicly owned land within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park were initially lodged in May 2018.
Following the submission of more than 30,000 objections, the developer delayed its response to the National Park’s request for changes and further details.
It was estimated the development would create 80 full-time jobs, 50 part-time jobs and 70 seasonal roles in the area.