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Medical Technology Labs in Green Belt

An outline planning application was lodged in March 1993 by (the then) Dunbartonshire Enterprise for a Medical Technology Campus on Cochno Estate, owned by Glasgow University. It proposed dozens of buildings including two 300-car multistory car-parks.

Previous reports that this complex would be linked to Health Care International's private hospital in Dalmuir led us to believe that an acceptable brownfield site by the Clyde was envisaged. Targeting the Green Belt for this massive development conflicted directly with the District Local Plan, which was only recently drawn up to protect the local environment on the hills.

Clydebelt produced objections, newsletters and held meetings. Eventually Dunbartonshire Enterprise requested a meeting with Clydebelt to explain the withdrawal of their planning application

This took place in the evening of Wednesday, 25 August 1993, between committee members of Clydebelt and a team from Dunbartonshire Enterprise led by chief executive Donald MacInnes. Dunbartonshire Enterprise announced at the end of August 1993 that they would withdraw their outline planning application for building a Medical Technology Campus at Cochno Estate, and will seek to locate it away from the Kilpatrick Hills Green Belt.

They explained that they withdrew the application because they could not ignore the considerable objections to the Cochno site. They felt it was now important to consider the concerns of the local community, and to work together with Clydebelt.

No more has been heard of Medical Technology. Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire hasn't yet approached Clydebelt to work together.

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