A BID to build three homes on a plot of land in Clydebank has been rejected for a fifth time.

The site, located on the west side of Parkhall Road, close to the junction with Clark Street, previously housed a large detached villa which was demolished years ago.

The land is now overgrown and is covered by a Tree Preservation Order.

On Wednesday, West Dunbartonshire councillors refused an application seeking to build three houses there.

But it’s not the first time an application has been rejected.

An application was submitted to the council in 2003 for flatted dwellings which was refused on a number of grounds, including issues regarding design and residential amenity concerns.

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Thereafter, a similar application for a flatted development with reduced units was submitted in 2006 which was refused for similar reasons to the previous application.

In 2012, an application for a separate residential development was refused on the grounds of design, layout and the impact on trees.

And in 2015, a further application for a different residential development was submitted and this was once again refused for the same reasons as the 2012 application.

The first three decisions were appealed and all dismissed.

With the most recent application – lodged by B. Donaghy – the council’s Greenspace team noted the proximity of the site to Dalmuir Golf Course and the potential for houses to be struck by golf balls.

They said concerns had been raised about potential damage liability claims, as similar issues have occurred at other golf courses.

Parkhall, North Kilbowie and Central Community Council objected to the application, along with two others.

A summary of issues raised included lack of details regarding heights of houses, vehicle access being too close to the junction of Clark Street and Parkhall Road which will compromise safety, privacy of houses close by, and the impact upon trees.