£17m urban quarter plans for Falkirk

£17m urban quarter plans for Falkirk

Plans to create a new, environmentally friendly urban quarter have been put forward by Falkirk council.

The proposed £17m package of infrastructure works, at the eastern entrance to Falkirk, aims to create a mix of business, learning and leisure development over 376 acres to regenerate the town’s gateway entrance.

Furthermore, the plans will create better connections between the town centre, Grangemouth and the rest of Scotland’s Central Belt.

Led by the council’s Development Services team, the project aims to use low carbon technologies to build an infrastructure across the area which will enable further development, support traffic flow and attract private investment.

Leader of Falkirk Council, Councillor Craig Martin said: “These exciting plans for a new sustainable urban quarter signal another step in the transformation of Falkirk’s economic fortunes.  The Gateway is a prime site to attract jobs, investment and development for our area. 

Funding for the project will be supplied by the council’s £67m TIF scheme, with the first phase of works planned to start in 2017.