Published 28 February 2024

West Dunbartonshire Council continues to make good progress in its ambitious house building programme with a new project due to begin in the coming weeks.

The More Homes programme has already seen 1000 new affordable homes built in West Dunbartonshire to date.

The sustainable new build programme is 100% net zero which confirms the Council’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency. The energy efficiency measures within the new homes will also allow  citizens  to see a reduction in their future fuel bills within these new properties.

An update on the house building part of the project was presented to members of the Council’s Housing and Communities committee today.

The Council aims to deliver 2500 new social and affordable homes by 2032 with an 88-home development in Clydebank East currently under construction and set to be completed later this year.

Work is also soon due to begin, subject to planning conditions being discharged, at Pappert in Bonhill. The 26-home development will include five four-bedroom properties in response to greater demand from larger families within the area.

Councillor Gurpreet Singh Johal, Convener of Housing and Communities, said: “This is an incredibly positive report which reaffirms the Council’s commitment to developing affordable homes for people in our community.

“I am particularly pleased that the Council is creating homes suitable for larger families in order to reduce the risk of overcrowding. This is a positive and important step in responding to the changing needs of our residents.”

Councillor Hazel Sorrell, Vice Convener of Housing and Communities added: “The Council continues to deliver on ambitious plans to build sustainable affordable housing for our citizens and I am pleased to see the progress which is being made.”