A DERELICT hotel could be stripped of its B-listed status amid plans to demolish it. 

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is proposing to de-list the former Dumbuck House Hotel after receiving a request to remove it.

They have now launched a consultation and are inviting submissions from the public up until July 6.

It comes after Dunfermline-based Gateside Design made an application to West Dunbartonshire Council (WDC) to demolish the property earlier this year.

The same company made the request to HES in September last year to de-list the former hotel which achieved the status in 1971.

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Their application said: "Its last use was as a hotel. This operation ceased following the onset of Covid in March 2020 when it had to close at the onset of lockdown. Financial constraints prevented the business from starting up again.

"I do not think that there is any possibility of this use being resurrected due to the current economic climate. The fabric of the property is now in a poor state. This will only worsen through time. The property has been extended and altered internally with many original features including the simple front porch having been removed."

Comments have already been received including from Dumbarton East and Central Community Council who oppose the plans.

We previously told how in March 2021 permission was sought to install hot tubs at the hotel which would have seen 11 of the current bedrooms sacrificed.

Devilla Property Services wanted to carry out alterations to the B-listed building and build three two-storey extensions to provide four self-contained holiday let units as well as accommodation for the hotel’s manager.

However, that application was withdrawn in December of the same year.

Anyone wishing to view the HES report and make comments can do so by visiting portal.historicenvironment.scot/decision/500003621.