Plans have been submitted for 58 affordable homes to be built on the site of a former primary school in Haldane, Balloch.

West Dunbartonshire Council (WDC) wants to build on the site, at Miller Road, as part of its strategic housing investment plan.

The council hopes to deliver 1,000 new socially rented homes within West Dunbartonshire by 2019.

In documents submitted in support of the application, the council says the brief was to provide around 60 social housing units designed to a high quality in a safe and attractive neighbourhood.

It adds: “The local housing strategy places an emphasis on regeneration, recognising the need to improve neighbourhoods and provide housing which meets the changing requirement within the communities.

“In terms of the types of housing, West Dunbartonshire Council have encouraged the provision of more accessible housing and ones which are suitable for wheelchair users.

“Similarly, WDC recognise that there is a size imbalance between the available housing and the demand, with particular shortages of one-bedroom properties and specifically larger family houses.”

The project is being designed, procured and managed by the council.

Thirty people viewed the plans at a drop-in session in October.

The majority of residents attending were families looking at the four-bedroom properties included in the plan.

Most people hoped that existing trees on the site would be retained.

The site was undeveloped and in agricultural use until the late 1950s / early 60s when Haldane Primary School was built at the location.

The school was recently demolished.

Documents explain that the site may be at risk of flooding from the Carrochan Burn which runs along the west boundary and a flooding risk assessment has been carried out.