Clydebelt is dedicated to retaining and enhancing our heritage and the green belt status of the Kilpatrick Hills and their surrounding environment in Clydebank, Dumbarton, Milngavie, Bearsden and Glasgow.
Clydebelt is concerned with other undeveloped areas nearby, including the north bank of the River Clyde, and in the "villages" of Old Kilpatrick, Dalmuir, Duntocher, Hardgate, Faifley, Drumchapel, Craigton, Carbeth, Gartocharn, Jamestown, Bonhill, Milton and Bowling.
Clydebelt started on 26 November 1990 at a public meeting of 400 people who were opposed to a horrendous planning application for the hills. We have carried out other campaigns for the Hills since.
For many years Clydebelt helped to keep away further attempts to introduce unwelcome built developments on the Kilpatrick Hills, such as a revival of the idea to put an artificial ski slope in the hills. But there have been attempts to rezone the Green Belt to permit leisure developments and housing planning applications.
Clydebelt holds most meetings on Tuesday evenings in the Trinity Church hall, Roman Road, Duntocher at 7.30 pm. If you would like to be informed of meetings or other activities contact Clydebelt.
The Committee normally meets on the third Tuesday of alternate months unless there is business that cannot wait. All members (and others concerned) are welcome to come to these meetings and let the Committee know how they feel about issues, or share news and plan action.
As needed, members attend other organisations' events, public inquiries, help local communities & campaigns, lobby Councillors, MSPs & MPs, question planning departments, object to undesirable planning applications and hope to take part in positive projects in the community for the environment.