Clydebank East residents given glimpse of upcoming housing development

Clydebank East visitClydebank East residents and local councillors were given a look at what the future could hold when they visited a nearby regeneration project.

West Dunbartonshire Council approved plans to develop a regeneration strategy for Clydebank East earlier this year and after consultation with residents the final options will be presented at the council’s housing and communities committee in November.

A group of residents, councillors and council officers recently visited the Kingsway Court flats in Scotstoun, which are in the process of undergoing a £10.8 million redevelopment by Glasgow Housing Association (GHA).

Two high rise blocks were demolished in this area to make way for a mix of houses and flats, including seven flats built to wheelchair standard.

In addition, GHA has also invested £12m on a major upgrade of the four remaining high-rise blocks at Kingsway Court which will be kept long-term.

As the council continues to engage with residents in the process to shape the future of Clydebank East, viewing the work at Scotstoun provided the opportunity to see the type of regeneration which could be achieved in Clydebank East.

Councillor David McBride, convener for housing and communities, said: “Improving local housing is a clear priority for this council and as we look to regenerate Clydebank East it has been important to get residents’ views on how they think the area should be regenerated. A survey to gauge residents’ opinions has now been carried out and I look forward to seeing the final proposals at the next housing and communities committee.”

Councillor Lawrence O’Neill, vice-convener for housing and communities, added: “I think this was an extremely beneficial visit for everyone who took the chance to go. The development at Kingsway is transforming this whole area and providing modern, fit-for-purpose homes which will be of huge benefit to the area. The residents who attended saw the approach that had been taken to regenerate the area, and it also gave them the opportunity to ask council officers more questions about what the future could hold for Clydebank East.”


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