PLANS for 12 affordable new flats to be built next to Helensburgh’s Victoria Integrated Care Centre have been unveiled.

Dunbritton Housing Association’s plans for the development at 89 East King Street are currently being considered by Argyll and Bute Council planning chiefs.

A parking court with room for 16 vehicles is also part of the proposal, which consists of one and two-bed properties over three storeys.

Helensburgh Advertiser: The development site in East King Street (Photo - Street View)The development site in East King Street (Photo - Street View)

A decision is expected from council planning officers by late July, with plans now available to be viewed by the public online.

A design statement said: “The proposed site layout incorporates 12 flats for affordable rent over three storeys.

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“The block has been located to the rear of the site, with a new access proposed from East King Street, providing direct entry to a shared surface parking court. Pedestrian access is also provided by way of a 1.2m wide footpath.

“The development provides two areas of south facing open amenity space to the front of the block. A small area of communal garden space is also located to the north of the block.

“The private parking court provides a total of 16 spaces for the development.

"It is acknowledged that the numbers proposed are less than those noted by the roads team during the pre-application process.

“The above figures have been adopted in line with the Roads Development Guide for Class 9 use (houses), on the basis that the development is providing much needed, affordable housing provision for the local area.

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“The applicant has also recently conducted a parking survey for one of their other local affordable developments in the area, to help gauge car ownership of their tenants and therefore inform this development. Of those that responded, the survey highlighted that on average, occupants owned one car per household.

“As such, we have adopted the parking on the development in line with this feedback, while maintaining the minimum NRDG (National Roads Development Guide) requirements.”

The document added: “The site will be accessed via a new junction onto East King Street, opening into a private parking court to the front of the development.”

The plans can be viewed in the council’s planning portal at by searching for the reference number 21/00807/PP.

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