Planning process begins for £250m industrial park in Rosyth

Scarborough Muir Group has begun the planning process for a new £250 million industrial and logistics program at Rosyth.

The developer has submitted a Proposed Notice of Application (PAN) to Fife Council for the development of Queensferry One.

It intends to submit a planning application for the proposed project later this year, after the minimum 12-week consultation period, with a view to starting construction in early 2023.

Construction is expected to take approximately 12 months, with the new hub being fully operational in 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.

The development is located next to Junction 1B of the M90 ​​and Queensferry Crossing, spanning approximately 120 acres, with planning permission for 1.4 million square feet of mixed-use space.

The group is now focusing on a large distribution warehousing space serving the central belt, following a resurgence in the logistics and industrial market during the pandemic.

Amazon – which has a huge warehouse on the bridge near Dunfermline – has previously said it plans to lease four acres of land at Queensferry One for a truck park.

Ross Jubin, development and investment consultant for Scarborough Muir Group, said: “The submission of this Nomination Notice proposal marks another important step towards achieving our ambition of making Queensferry One the world’s largest industrial and international logistics of the Central Belt of Scotland. .

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

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Louisa R. Loomis