Green light for new homes in Clydebank

West_Dunbartonshire_CouncilThe Scottish Government has given its approval to plans for new homes in Clydebank after meeting with West Dunbartonshire Council over the plans.

The proposals will see 40 new units completed in Singer Street by early 2018 with another 345 targeted for build in the next five years.

During the meeting, which was held at the government’s request, the council’s housing and communities committee heard that the government were “very happy” with the plans.

Peter Barry, strategic lead for housing and employability, told the Clydebank Post: “There’s a lot of activity right now. The pace of development will increase going forward as we move toward 2021-22.”

So far, 121 new build homes for social rent have been delivered across the area with £14 million in investment.

Another 120 are expected on the former St Andrew’s School land and 189 at Queens Quay.

Clydebank Housing Association is working on 44 homes in Radnor Park next to the council’s Singer Street site and Link Housing Association is finishing 30 homes in Dalmuir.

In total, more than £36 million in base funding from the Scottish Government is earmarked for delivering new affordable homes in West Dunbartonshire by 2020-21. That total is almost £30m more than had been assumed in December 2016.

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