Beginning of the planning process for the Rosyth industrial and logistics project

The formal planning application process for what could be a major new industrial and logistics project in Scotland’s central belt is underway.

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Working with an international supply chain operator, Scarborough Muir Group (SMG) has this week submitted a formal Notice of Demand (PAN) proposal to Fife Council for the development of a major new industrial and logistics program in his Queensferry One project in Rosyth.

Located at the entrance to Fife, next to Junction 1B of the M90 ​​and Queensferry Crossing, Queensferry One is set in 120 acres of brownfield land and already has planning agreement for 1.4m² of space mixed use.

However, the strong growth of the e-commerce sector, combined with a shortage of availability of good quality industrial and logistics space in central Scotland, prompted SMG to revise its initial master plan.

The proposed scheme will form the first phase of the new development approach to the site, which is set to become the largest international industrial and logistics center in the Central Belt of Scotland. Not only will it regenerate a significant amount of brownfields, but it will also provide a substantial economic boost to the region.

Ross Jubin, Development and Investment Consultant for Scarborough Muir Group, said: “The submission of this NAP marks another important step towards achieving our ambition of making Queensferry One the largest international industrial and logistics center in Central Belt of Scotland.

“We are now giving the public the opportunity to have their say on the first phase of our proposed program, which will bring significant socio-economic benefits to the local community, and we look forward to engaging with them as we move forward. the planning process. .”

SMG intends to submit a planning application for the proposed project later this year after the minimum 12-week consultation period, with a view to commencing construction in early 2023. Construction is expected to take approximately 12 months , with the new hub fully operational by early 2024.

As part of legal consultation requirements, details of the NAP will now be shared with community councils and feedback from local residents and community representatives will be sought via a public display.

Full details of the proposal, including dates and venue for the public display, will be available online at

SMG is a joint venture between UK property company Scarborough Group International and Inverkeithing-based contractor Muir Group.

Louisa R. Loomis