PLANS which offer detailed guidance on how future developments to the Queens Quay area should look are to be rubber stamped by West Dunbartonshire Council.

The “design codes” document has been compiled by an accredited design consultant team.

It was drawn up, not to stifle innovation or creativity, but to show potential developers what is expected of them. It contains examples of the materials which can be used in new buildings in the area, and what standards councillors are expecting works to be completed to.

It is furnished with “examples of well-designed places elsewhere to ensure the basics are right in evolving the physical fabric of the area”.

The Queens Quay development is a complete regeneration of the Clydebank Waterfront area, with planning permission in principal having been granted for 1,000 new homes, including a number which are affordable housing.

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Various new projects have already been started, including the new Clydebank Care Home, and District Heating Energy Centre.

The vision for 23-acre Queens Quay site is that of a vibrant mixed-use community which links the town centre with the Waterfront.

Councillors on the planning committee will be told on February 12 that the design codes will “provide clarity and certainty to decision makers and to prospective developers about the expected outcomes with regard to key aspects of the street layout, development pattern, architectural treatment, and materials”.

Council planners have recommended that councillors approve the plans at the meeting, held at their headquarters.