The sale of a former Clydebank care home to a housing developer who plans to build a new residential development has been approved by councillors.

Frank Downie House, on Ottawa Crescent in Dalmuir, will be sold to Torah Capital for just over £137,000.

The company intends to demolish the building to make way for the new homes. 

An application to sell the site was previously brought before the infrastructure, regeneration and economic development committee in September, but Labour councillor Martin Rooney moved a motion to seek more information on the company before the sale was completed. 

An update was brought back before the committee this week, when was confirmed that Torah Capital is a new company established in May 2021.

Its specific aim is to buy properties in the west of Scotland for the purposes of regenerating areas and providing social and private housing.

Michelle Lynn, assets coordinator, said: “Members of the committee will be aware that this paper was before them on September 15 this year where they asked for more information in relation to the proposed purchaser.

“Further detail has been provided on Torah Capital in the report.

" I can confirm that Torah Capital has completed purchases this year which are a mixture of commercial and residential in the Paisley, Leven and Stirling areas.”

Councillor Rooney was also asked if he was happy with additional information provided on the company's background.

He said: “Yes, I am. I think we wanted to make sure that due diligence was carried out because there was no financial history but they seem okay so there is no reason not to go ahead with the sale.”

Proposals to sell the building and surrounding land to the firm for £137,137 were then approved unanimously by councillors.