MORE affordable homes will be delivered in Clydebank and across West Dunbartonshire this financial year following an increased funding allocation, to £9.2 million.

Increases have been guaranteed for the next three years – £9.2 million this year, rising to £9.8m in 2019-20 and £10.4m in 2020-21.

Housing minister Kevin Stewart said: “Affordable housing is about more than just bricks and mortar – it provides safe, warm homes, and delivers great benefits for West Dunbartonshire and the country as a whole.

“The most recent statistics show We have delivered almost 72,500 affordable homes since 2007 and we are on track to deliver at least 50,000 over this Parliament, backed by over £3 billion.

“That is the single biggest investment in, and delivery of, affordable housing since devolution, and I am determined to see that benefit every part of Scotland.

“We will work in partnership with councils and housing associations to deliver quality homes to meet the needs of West Dunbartonshire, backed with financial certainty. It means the council can plan homes now, with a guarantee that funding will increase each year.”