Over 50 new homes are set to be built on the site of a former school in Dumbarton.

Permission West Scotland has announced its plans to start work on the brownfield site after recently buying the land from West Dunbartonshire Council.

The property firm will build 68 new energy-efficient homes on the site of the former Old Lady and Saint Patrick High School in the town.

The new development will consist of 27 three- and four-bedroom detached homes, along with 18 three-bedroom semi-detached, 15 two-bedroom mid-terrace, and eight three-bedroom end terrace properties.

As part of it, Permission will also make an investment to benefit the local community.

The developer will upgrade the existing football pitches next to the site with new floodlights and fund improvements to Cunninghame Graham Memorial Park.

Craig Moore, Persimmon West Scotland Land Director, said: “We’re delighted to have purchased land for our development and I want to thank West Dunbartonshire Council for their support.

"Not only will the development deliver 68 energy-efficient new homes, it will also create jobs and generate investment in the local economy.

“We’re committed to creating vibrant, successful communities, and with around half of our customers first-time buyers, we’re proud to be supporting more local families on the housing ladder.

“We’ll continue to work in partnership with the Council and other stakeholders to ensure our investment delivers real benefits for the whole community.”