The Scottish National Party supported by Labour on WDC voted yesterday against the ongoing progressive work being undertaken by the community based Cordale Housing Association in Renton. CHA sought to buy land from WDC to facilitate their continuing programme of building quality rented homes for those people who have been languishing for years on housing waiting lists and are in dire need of socially rented accommodation. There is over 3,000 such families in West Dunbartonshire.
The sale of this land would have netted the financially strapped Council around £1.3m. This much needed money could have been spent on socially useful projects which currently cannot be funded by WDC because of the shortage of cash.
The SNP's decision to vote against these proposals can only be described as petty and perverse.