DOZENS of new homes to be built under Glasgow Airport’s flightpath will have the necessary standards to protect residents from the noise, a council report insists.

West Dunbartonshire Council’s planning committee will consider the proposals for 88 homes where the former high flats were finally demolished in January last year.

Planners are recommending councillors approve the development that sits between Glasgow Road, the rail line and Mill Road.

That puts it between two busy transport corridors and directly under the flightpath to the airport.

Nearby homes in Whitecrook have pleaded for years for noise mitigation measures. Some are to be piloted in a handful of homes but plans were stalled by the pandemic.

The new Yoker properties replace 330 that were part of the three multi-storey blocks and lower maisonettes.

Planners concluded: “A noise impact assessment and supplementary reports have been submitted as part of the proposals and it makes recommendations with respect to mitigation measures that should be incorporated in to the building construction.

“These mitigation measures include the use of a higher performing type of glazing, specific glazing combinations, use of attenuated trickle ventilation and the use of tiles or other weatherproof outer sheeting for the proposed roofs.

“A combination of these measures will help to address rail, road and aircraft noise, as well as commercial noise sources.

“Having regard to the well established use of the site for residential in the past and current construction methods to include the aforementioned mitigation measures it is considered that the site remains suitable for residential development.

“The measures necessary to mitigate the noise sources can be secured by condition and are necessary for a site of such urban character.”

There was only one concern raised by the public about the proposals, specifically the new Clyde bridge which will connect just south of the new homes. The council’s roads department raised no objections. Glasgow City Council, which borders the site, did not reply to the plans at all.

The site will have 38 houses ranging from two to five bedrooms. Another 50 flats will have one or two bedrooms. There will be nine wheelchair accessible properties.