Fife Council is part of two City Deal programmes – one to the South and one to the North.
Regional partners including local authorities, universities and national agencies like Scottish Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland, along with the private and third sector are involved in the delivery of City Region Deal projects and programmes.
The Scottish and UK Governments have committed to investment of £600 million in the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. This, alongside partner contributions and private sector investment, creates a package of investment in the City Region worth £1.3 billion.
Tay Cities Region Deal investment has the potential to secure over 6,000 jobs and lever in over £400 million in investment over the next 10-15 years, decisively reducing the economic inequality gap as part of the drive to boost productivity.
Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal
The Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal comprises six local authority areas – The City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Fife (excluding North East Fife), Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian Councils.
This City Region Deal
s will deliver inclusive growth across the region through housing, innovation, transport, skills and culture. The investment will contribute towards 41,000 new homes, 21,000 jobs, and improving the skills of an estimated 14,700 people. The Government Funding allocation s to each of the City Region Deal’s themes is shown below:
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Tay Cities Deal
The Tay Cities Deal region comprises the local authority areas of Angus, Dundee City, Perth & Kinross and the North East area of Fife. Together with regional partners’ contributions, this deal has the potential to secure more than 6,000 jobs and attract £400 million investment over the next 10 – 15 years, decisively reducing the economic inequality gap as part of the drive to boost productivity.
The key project in Fife is the Eden Campus of St Andrews University at Guardbridge. With the City region investment, this will see some 75% of the 32.5 acre site host a mix of new science and technology-based industry and commercial activity underpinned by skills training services and mentoring programmes, access to high speed network for research and reliable upgraded power and renewable heating.
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Industrial Innovation Investment Programme (i3)
Fife’s flagship Industrial Innovation Investment programme (i3) is part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. It is a ten-year £9.4m Investment Programme that will deliver much-needed new buildings and serviced sites in key locations in Mid and South Fife. It will support the creation of 1,000 new skilled permanent jobs and almost 600 short-term construction jobs over the 15 year lifetime of the City Region Deal.
It will facilitate more joint working between the region’s universities and Fife businesses, drive productivity and deliver higher value, skilled, and permanent jobs from data driven innovation. Four sites will be developed in Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly and Dunfermline during the first three years of the Programme.
This investment is now taking shape as construction work nears completion on nine new business units at Queensway Industrial Estate, in Glenrothes.
“Queensway is one of Central Fife’s best-located employment locations and I’m sure that these new properties will prove popular with businesses. Glenrothes is continually evolving and adapting to industry demands, and this is just one of the many projects under way as part of for the wider regeneration of the Queensway Technology and Business Park, and the town centre area.”
– Cllr Fiona Grant, Convener, Glenrothes Area Committee
Recent News from the City Region
Work starts on Dunfermline's first City Region Deal Build
Work has now started on site at Fife Interchange North, Dunfermline, as part of its Fife Industrial Innovation Investment Programme for business land and property, funded by the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.
Launch of consultation to help shape the region’s economic future
People, businesses and organisations across Fife are urged to take part in a major consultation to help shape the economic future of the region and to ensure prosperity.
Councillors approve business case set to transform Dunfermline and boost economic growth
Fife councillors today approved the business case to support the Dunfermline Strategic Transportation Intervention Measures programme, and authorised submission to the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal Joint Committee and Government partners, for final approval.
Glenrothes industrial units completed as Fife City Region Deal programme approved
As works are completed on the first business units that are part of Fife’s flagship City Region Deal Industrial Innovation Investment programme, the business case that sets out the arrangements for a further three years was approved today, Friday, 5 March 2021.
Work Gets Underway on City Deal Project in Kirkcaldy
Fife’s flagship Industrial Innovation Investment programme has now begun construction work on seven single storey business units on land to the east of Midfield Drive, within Dunnikier Business Park, Kirkcaldy
Tay Cities Deal partners reaffirm desire to sign Final Deal
At a Tay Cities Deal Joint Committee meeting yesterday, held virtually due to ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions, the four local authorities, along with business and higher/further education and third sector representatives committed to signing as soon as possible.
City Region Deal launches Covid-19 Job Support
A Job matching service has launched today for the Edinburghand South East Scotland City Region, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Planning Permission Approved for City Region Deal Project in Kirkcaldy
Fife’s flagship Industrial Innovation Investment programmehas now secured planning permission for seven single storey business units onland to the east of Midfield Drive, within Dunnikier Business Park, Kirkcaldy.