West Dunbartonshire Council was keen to explore access options to the former oil terminal Exxon site at Bowling, near Dumbarton in order to increase its attractiveness for development. Opening up the site for development was essential in enabling the release of developable land that would help to support the local economy.
PBA assisted in the preparation of a business case for City Deal funding for the delivery of the project. This also involved development of a masterplan to map out a blueprint for the land-use proposals for the development and detailed design of the access infrastructure.
The business case was submitted under the Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal programme seeking funding support of £27.89m for the implementation of the road infrastructure required to open up the site for development.
Since the business case stage, we have continued to be the Council’s strategic adviser, providing a range of services including: EIA, ecological studies, environmental assessment, preliminary drainage strategy, GRIP 2 and 3 studies of two railway crossings, geo-environmental technical due diligence to assist site acquisition, preliminary flood mitigation design works, an initial planning strategy, stakeholder consultation, topographic and utility survey work including on the railway and assistance with land acquisition.