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Published 26 November 2018

Two former care homes and the site of a day care centre are set to be sold by West Dunbartonshire Council for almost £1million.

Councillors at this week’s Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development Committee were told that buyers had been secured for Dalreoch House and Willox Park, both in Dumbarton, and the land which used to house the Auchentoshan Day Care Centre in Clydebank.

Turnberry Homes want to purchase Dalreoch, which has been uninhabited since June 2017 after residents moved to the new Crosslet House care home.

They will look to build a traditional residential location made up of 18 two-storey homes on the land.

Willox Park Care Home was also earmarked as surplus and left empty when residents moved into Crosslet House last year.

The new buyer, HB Villages, wants to build a specialised supported housing scheme in the area for adults with learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

A buyer has also been found for the land where the Auchentoshan Day Care centre stood.

The centre had to be demolished after it was targeted by vandals when it closed in 2009.

Now Sim Group intends to build a new care home on the 3.16 acre site.

Councillor Iain McLaren, Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “It is great to see that these three sites, which were unused by the Council and were surplus to requirements, have the potential to be brought back to life again in ways that will improve the lives of our residents.”

Councillor Marie McNair, Vice Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, added: “Our officers have worked hard to market these sites, and it is pleasing that developers see so much potential in buying in West Dunbartonshire.”