AMBITIOUS plans to develop a storage facility with 115 containers on an empty plot of land in Clydebank have been rejected.

Members of West Dunbartonshire Council’s planning committee were advised to reject the application from The Storage Zone for the area on the south side of Auld Street, which operated as a waste transfer facility 20 years ago.

The applicant had hoped to develop a self-storage facility on the site made up of 115 containers within a compound secured with a 2.4metre high metal palisade fence.

According to the plans, vehicles would have been granted access from the existing north east opening on Auld Street with each container being 2.4m in height, 2.4m in width and 6m in length.

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Councillors discussed the application via remote video conference last week. Concerns were raised that no timescale was given for the development of the masterplan.

They were made aware the application site is an allocated and safeguarded housing area and the redevelopment for alternative storage would undermine its ability to contribute towards the housing land requirements for Clydebank.

The proposed development also failed to respect the character and amenity of the surrounding areas.

The applicant did not submit appropriate information that once operational, the business would not adversely impact the residential amenity of these neighbouring properties by virtue of noise, traffic and light disturbance.

It was agreed that the proposed use was not an appropriate form of development at this location and should be rejected.