Planning permission granted for 66 new homes in Dumbarton

CALEDONIA Housing Association has secured planning permission from West Dunbartonshire Council for the first phase in its £30 million regeneration of the Bellsmyre area of Dumbarton, beginning with the construction of 66 new affordable homes.

The properties will comprise of 44 two and three-bedroom houses and 22 one and two-bedroom flats.

Caledonia Housing Association plans to announce the contractor in September, with work anticipated to start in Spring 2021.

Two flatted blocks will be constructed at the southern end of Muir Road, each three-storeys in height. Two blocks of two-storey cottage flats will be constructed further north along the street, with two-storey houses taking up the remainder of the development to the north of the site. All will be finished in a grey multi-tone textured brick, with contemporary grey window frames.

Several areas of open space are included with the largest area planned for the south-western part of the site, incorporating children’s play equipment, benches and landscaping.
Cycle storage will be provided for residents of the flats, offering a mix of covered and secure storage together with cycle hoops.

Julie Cosgrove, chief executive of Caledonia Housing Association said, “This is very welcome news and means we can press ahead with our plans to transform Bellsmyre. We have been working closely with tenants and residents to gain their support for our plans for the regeneration of their community. The redevelopment will provide a range of quality affordable housing to the area to help transform the area.”