You might have thought there wasn’t much left to say about the proposed development by Flamingo Land and Scottish Enterprise at Balloch. And how very wrong you would be.

The planning application has this week been withdrawn for consideration of fresh objections. The applicants say there is no longer enough time to address these and consult before the proposed planning meeting next week.

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That is the burden of the 1000-word letter they have submitted. It is but a taster, however, for an accompanying missive which runs to some 8,500 words.

They go through, point by point, the areas where they think the environmental impacts flagged up are invalid, and insist that in any event there is serial scope for a fresh look at any impact at each and every fresh stage of the planning process.

Firmly in their sights is the Scottish Green Party, whose online petition was responsible for the bulk of the 57,000 objections.

They argue most people signed accepting at face value the Party’s concerns.

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They allege too that the pro forma letters they made available encouraged people to do no more than a cut and paste job – an allegation they unwisely also attach to Jackie Baillie MSP.

I have no way of knowing whether the applicants assertions or those of the Green Party are more credible.

I do suspect that it will have been a nice little earner for the global law firm acting on the applicants’ behalf.