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New Business Space for Dalgety Bay and South West Fife

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Fife Council has started work on the construction of new businesses units at Hillend and Donibristle Industrial Estate (HADIE), signalling the start of further regeneration and economic recovery work by the Longannet Task Force in South West Fife.

HADIE is well-located and has always been popular with businesses, given its proximity to the trunk road network and railway station/s.

The development proposal is made up of six units in total, along with an access road, car parking and landscaping. The units will range in size, providing in total 800 sqm (8,611 sqft) of new business space to help meet the demand within the local market for modern, fit for purpose business accommodation in this key location.

This project has been made possible through the work of the Longannet Task Force, which has secured funding from Scottish Government Local Economic Development Capital Stimulus Fund and the Big Lottery Coastal Communities Fund respectively. The development of the proposed units will mark a significant milestone in Fife Council’s long term commitment to the regeneration of HADIE in addition to, acting as a catalyst for future business investment and jobs growth locally.

South West Fife is an area which was heavily impacted when Longannet Power Station prematurely closed in mid-2016 This project, alongside other recent initiatives, including the opening of an Enterprise Hub in Kincardine, will help to ensure that the area thrives once more. The project is being delivered by Fife Council, and will offer new business units available for rent. Completion is expected in late 2019 with approximately 35 jobs created or sustained. Enquiries on pre-letting are welcomed via business.property@fife.gov.uk

Cllr. Altany Craik, Convener – Fife Council Economy, Tourism Strategic Planning & Transportation Committee, said: “These new units are targeted at existing and new businesses, whether they are already in Fife or looking to locate within the Kingdom. We have been working on regeneration of this area, and across South West Fife delivering modern business units to meet the changing needs for the 21st century."

Cllr. Alice McGarry, Convener - Fife Council South West Fife Area Committee, said: "Following the support from Longannet Task Force, I am delighted that this has allowed us to speed up our plans for continued regeneration at Hillend and Donibristle Industrial Estate. The new business units will be a welcome addition locally and help to ensure that vacant or under used parts of the estate are productive once more. "

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