New homes at Clydebank’s Playdrome site set for approval
Councillors have been recommended to approve plans by Miller Homes to redevelop the former Playdrome leisure centre site in Clydebank.
The housebuilder was chosen as the preferred bidder for the 8.5-acre site in 2022, beating five other housing developers to the £5.675 million sale.
Initial plans for the site in Abbotsford Road were revealed later that year. The development layout illustrated 115 houses – in a variety of forms, all consisting of three bedrooms.
The final application for 128 properties is set to be put before a special meeting of West Dunbartonshire Council’s (WDC) planning committee on January 17.
Documents state that the planning committee’s preliminary recommendation is that the full council gives the plans the green light, subject to conditions.
Most of the application site on Argyll Road is currently vacant, following the demolition of the fire-damaged building in October 2021. However, it also incorporates Abbotsford Road which remains open together with a car park currently being used by visitors to nearby facilities including Clyde Shopping Centre.
Miller Homes has proposed a selection of two and three-storey semi-detached, terraced, and townhouses. These will include 14 two-bedroomed properties, 113 three-bedroomed properties, and one four-bedroomed property.
The estate will be accessed through Chalmers Street with emergency access and a footway link provided off Argyll Road.
Each house is proposed to have its own dedicated parking space (128 in total) with an additional 22 visitor parking spaces located throughout the development. There will also be three electric vehicle charging points within these visitor parking spaces.
Twenty-eight further spaces are proposed to be created to serve the existing properties including the Credit Union, Salvation Army, and Church of Scotland (Clydebank Waterfront Parish Church) buildings.