Supported housingto replacehome
A former Dumbarton care home is set to be replaced by a supported housing scheme for vulnerable adults.
HB Villages Developments want to buy Dalreoch House for £445,000 and turn it into the brand new “specialised” facility.
The care home shut in June and councillors are being urged to accept the bid which will comprise 18 specialised supporting housing apartments and seven bungalows for adults with learning difficulties and physical difficulties.
They’ll be told at today’s (Wednesday) infrastructure, regeneration and economic development committee meeting that it’s the preferred bid, despite a larger offer of £617,00 being made on the site for a traditional residential development consisting of 18 two-storey terraced houses.
But planners have “expressed reservations” according to a report. They believe the proposal would lack “open space and landscaping” due to parking demands of so many homes on the site.
The report for councillors continues: “The specialised supported housing scheme which is being offered will help improve the lives of vulnerable people by allowing them to live independently with dignity.”
Dalreoch House was shut earlier this year and its residents, as well as those who stayed at Langcraigs and Willox House council-run care homes, switched to West Dunbartonshire Council’s new £10million Crosslet House in June.
One of those homes, Langcraigs, has already been sold-off to a private care home provider, Meallmore who plan to run it as a care home for 32 people.
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