TENANTS will be moving into the first phase of new homes at a development in Clydebank this month.

A total of 126 new homes are being built on the site of the former St Andrew’s High School on North Douglas Street.

Allocation will take place in phases until the whole site is complete in July 2021.

The homes will be a mix between affordable housing for rent, and specialist housing for residents with additional needs, and vary in size ranging from one-bedroom flats to five-bedroom houses.

The project is one of a range of new housing developments which are progressing, despite experiencing delays due to Covid-19.

Other developments being constructed as part of West Dunbartonshire Council’s More Homes Better Homes initiative are also expected to welcome their first tenants before the end of the year.

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A report to the housing and communities committee last week also highlighted consideration being given to change the plans for Clydebank East, where 339 multi storey flats and maisonettes are in the process of being demolished, from developing a mix of private and social housing, to developing only social housing.

Councillor Diane Docherty said: “This report is testament to the hard work the team have undertaken to ensure all of our new sites keep progressing despite the challenges that have been faced due to Covid-19.

“Every house we build is affordable and energy efficient, and allocated tenants will no doubt be extremely proud to call them home in the not too distant future.”

Work is also underway to identify potential sites for more affordable housing to be developed on in the future, with sites at Clydebank Central and North Mountblow all being considered.

Councillor Caroline McAllister added: “Providing new housing that matches the type and size required by our housing demand list really helps us positively regenerate these priority areas and I am pleased that work has already begun on our future plans.”

If you are interested in homes on any of the sites, please email morehomes@west-dunbarton.gov.uk or call 01389 738282.