Our Policies & Consultation Responses

Genuinely sustainable development, carefully balanced planning controls and pragmatic visitor management arrangements are essential for the conservation and responsible enjoyment of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.  We work closely with the National Park Authority, other agencies, local businesses and many individuals to ensure the protection and promotion of the area’s special landscape and cultural heritage qualities for the benefit of all.  We also undertake fundraising activities to support a range of projects and initiatives that support our core aims.
We think the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is a place to explore culture and discover nature at its best and we want people to know more about these special quailities.
We believe the National Park is a place where you can relax and unwind and we want to keep it that way.
We think the landscape of the National Park is one of its most important assets. We want the Scottish Government, local councils, developers and local people to ensure that where change occurs it is in keeping with the landscape's distinctive character.
We want people to enjoy the beauty of the National Park and we work towards improving access for those who share our respect for its unspoilt nature.
We believe that people are a crucial element of the fabric of the National Park and want local communities to remain healthy and vibrant places.
We submit detailed and considered responses on National Park draft policy documents and periodically on planning applications that could have significant adverse impacts on the special qualities of the National Park.
You can download our responses to planning applications and policies below, by clicking on the appropriate icon. PDF-format files require the free Adobe Reader software. DOCX-format files require Microsoft Word 2007 or later.

Planning Application Responses

Document Name

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April 2022 Inchconnachan Argyll And Bute G83 8NU

Nov 2021 Portnellan Highland Lodges Crianlarich

Nov 2021 Land South Of The Laurels And North Of Drymen Cemetery Main Street Drymen

Nov 2021 The Square, Drymen

May 2021: Slanj Bar And Restaurant Tarbet, Arrochar

May 2021: Jetty East Of Shore Cottage, Luss

March 2021: Land North of Lamont Lodges, Dunoon. Change of Use

March 2021: Car Park at Tourist Information Centre, Arrochar. Installation of camera

March 2021: Car Park at Tourist Information Centre, Arrochar. Installation of signs

March 2021: Inveruglas Car Park, Arrochar. Installation of Camera

March 2021: Inveruglas CarPark, Arrochar. Installation of signs

February 2021: The Pier Tea Room, Stronachlachar Extension to Car Park

February 2021: Trossachs Pier, Loch Katrine Car Park & Toilet Extension

February 2021: Trossachs Pier, Loch Katrine Footpath and Lookout

February 2021: Ben A'an Car Park Extension

February 2021: Trossachs Primary School, Brig O Turk - Change of use

February 2021: Trossachs Primary School, Brig O Turk - Alterations

October 2020: Land Adjacent to Ross Priory, Gartocharn

September 2020: Recycling Centre, Stirling Rd, Gartocharn

September 2020: Carrick Farm, Carrick Castle, Cairndow

July 2020: Bridge of Lochay Hotel, Killin

May 2020: Loch Lomond Waterfront, Balmaha

May 2020: Luss Camp Site Extension

December 2019 Site Of Former Garden Centre (Guyana) Main Street Aberfoyle

November 2019 - Land Adjacent And To West Of Balmaha House Balmaha Stirling

November 2019 - Area Of Land Adjacent To Old Manse Farm Balmaha Stirlingshire

November 2019 Entrance Gates, The Lodge, Lochgoilhead

September 2019 - West Riverside and Woodbank House Planning App Response

January 2019 - Land to North of Gartness Road, Drymen - Residential development

January 2019 - Wards Estate, Gartocharn - Erection of function building

January 2019 - Lochgoil Cruisers, Lochgoilhead, Cairndow

August 2018 – Land between Old Luss Road and Cameron House - Temp reception

August 2018 - West Riverside and Woodbank House Planning Application Response

January 2018 - Old Slate Quarries, Luss - Construct footpath/upgrade existing path

January 2018 - Sweeneys Cruises, Balloch - demolition of buildings/erection of office

October 2017: Rowardennan Hotel

October 2017 - Woodbank Inn, Balloch

October 2017 - Moorings north of Monkey Island, Balloch

July 2017: Moorings north of Monkey Island, Balloch

March 2017: Field south of Loch Lomond Arms Hotel Military Road Luss

March 2017: Land to east of Montrose House Balmaha

April 2015: Car parking in Balloch

April 2015: Callander Landscape Partnership

January 2013: Moss O Balloch Improvements

December 2012: Former Torpedo Factory Resort & Housing

June 2012: Merkins Windfarm

January 2012: Housing, Gartocharn

August 2011: Cononish Gold Mine 2nd Application

Policy Responses

Document Name

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December 2021 A82 Upgrade

February 2020: Outdoor Recreation Plan

February 2019: Core Paths Plan

August 2018 - Core Paths Consultation Response

July 2017 - National Park Partnership Plan public consultation

January 2015 - YOUR Park consultation response

January 2013 - Land Reform Review

October 2012 - Outdoor Recreation Plan

June 2012 - Byelaws Review

October 2011 Park Partnership Plan

April 2010 - Draft Local Plan