Plans to turn the former site of a Renton early learning centre into an additional support needs school will press ahead after "encouraging feedback" from residents.

Plans for a new secondary school in the former Riverside ELCC site, in the campus of the current St Martin’s Primary School, will now be presented to Education Scotland where a final decision will be made.

West Dunbartonshire Council says a public consultation on the proposals received positive feedback after 15 people attended a public meeting, seven responded to an online survey and one written response was submitted.

Education Scotland was supportive, responding: “HM Inspectors agree that the proposal has the potential to bring clear educational benefits for young people with additional support needs attending the new school.

"A shared campus will create joint learning opportunities for both the new school and the existing primary school”.

Councillor John Miller, vice convener of educational services, said: “I know the opportunity to be consulted on the proposal was welcomed by parents and carers of young people who will use this new school.

"It is pleasing to see families supporting the new school and also the positive comments from Education Scotland.”

If approved, the new school will enhance the learning of young people leaving primary schools across West Dunbartonshire.

The school, which will accommodate 36 pupils, will provide modern, fit-for-purpose educational facilities which are specifically designed to create a stimulating and supportive learning environment.

It is proposed the design of the new school will provide a fully accessible and inclusive environment to accommodate the complex needs of the young people.