WORK on a new affordable housing development is set to begin in the coming weeks, it has been confirmed.

Twenty-six homes – including five four-bedrooms – are to be built in Pappert in Bonhill, subject to planning conditions being given the green light.

This is in response to ‘greater demand from larger families’ within the area.

The properties are being built as part of West Dunbartonshire Council’s (WDC) ambitious house-building programme.

So far, the More Homes programme has seen 1000 new affordable homes built in the region.

The local authority is aiming to deliver 2500 new social and affordable homes by 2032.

Alongside the homes that are set to be built in Bonhill, an 88-home development in Clydebank East is currently under construction and is set to be completed later this year.

The sustainable new build programme is 100 per cent net zero which aligns with WDC’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency.

Energy-efficient measures within the new homes will also allow residents to see a reduction in their future fuel bills within these new properties.

Councillor Gurpreet Singh Johal, convener of housing and communities, said: “This is an incredibly positive report which reaffirms the council’s commitment to developing affordable homes for people in our community.

“I am particularly pleased that the council is creating homes suitable for larger families in order to reduce the risk of overcrowding.

“This is a positive and important step in responding to the changing needs of our residents.”