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Published 21 August 2019

More than 140 new Council homes could be created in Clydebank East as part of the Council’s ambitious More Homes Better Homes project.

The site was previously being considered for around 50 properties, but Councillors were told at last week’s

Housing and Communities Committee that alternative tenures are being assessed.

If these are deemed suitable it will almost triple the number of new homes originally planned at the site – and add 90 additional properties to our already ambitious target for the More Homes initiative.

The project has committed to delivering over 1000 new affordable homes in the area by March 2021.

The report also outlined progress on a number of other projects throughout West Dunbartonshire.

They included the former St Andrew’s High School in Clydebank, where 120 homes will be constructed, Crevuel Court in Alexandria, Dumbarton Harbour and Queens Quay.

Work has already begun at St Andrews, and all other projects will begin construction this year.

Councillor Diane Docherty, Convener of the Committee, said: “Making West Dunbartonshire a place that our residents are proud to call home is one of our top priorities and our More Homes initiative will provide a large number of high quality and affordable properties to make this happen.

“I look forward to hearing more about the various possibilities for Clydebank East and seeing construction work on all of these projects begin this year.“

Councillor Caroline McAllister, Vice Convener of the committee added: “I am delighted with the progress being made so far on such a range of different sites. The residents in these areas throughout West Dunbartonshire will see huge benefits from the additional of such a high standard of property, which is also affordable and environmentally friendly.”

The More Homes Better Homes initiative ties in with the Scottish Government’s national target for 50,000 new affordable homes by 2021.

To assist in meeting this target, the Council aims to develop 400 new council homes for rent, with partner Housing Associations aiming for a combined target of over 800.