A COUNCIL-OWNED area of grassland on Dumbarton Road could be turned into a dog exercise area if it is sold to a private party.

The triangle-shaped open space neighbouring the commercial premises at 193 Dumbarton Road could be sold to Mr David Hamilton for £30,000 after West Dunbartonshire Council were approached about the availability of the land.

Although the proposed future use of the space upon the conclusion of the sale has as yet not been determined, a report being prepared for this week’s IRED (Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development) Committee states Mr Hamilton may establish a ‘dog exercise area.’

It reads: “It is currently undecided as yet by the purchaser what the future intended use of the property will be, however, Mr Hamilton has suggested that potential use as a (surface only) dog exercise area as a service for general public use (at their cost) is being considered.”

It is understood the council looked into marketing this land for sale several years ago, however, it was established at the time there is a Scottish Water water/sewage underground pipe which dissects the site.

This means, significant construction cannot take place on the land and can only be utilised for surface-level use.

Members of the IRED Committee have been asked to approve the sale when the meeting on Wednesday, February 7 as it would mean WDC would no longer have to pay for its upkeep such as grass cutting.