Unlocking potential of Fife’s vacant land

The business community has been putting forward its views on how to make best use of vacant land in Fife.
The business community has been putting forward its views on how to make best use of vacant land in Fife.
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Fife Council is working with the business community to unlock the potential of vacant business land in the Kingdom.

The council aims to attract businesses to Fife by having the right sites in the right locations.

So as well as carrying out a Fife Employment Land Strategy Review (FELS), a review of Fife’s property portfolio has been carried out.

This will help the Council gather all the potential sites and find out what’s needed to make them attractive to potential businesses looking to locate in Fife.

The council also asked the views of the business community at an event hosted by Councillor John Wincott.

Cllr Wincott said: “We also wanted to find out from local companies who do business in Fife what they feel needs to be done to make this land a great prospect for others in the business community.

“The industry leaders at the event all responded to this initiative in a very positive and helpful manner and we hope to continue with these meetings in the future.

“Attracting even more businesses to the Kingdom is just one of the ways we’re aiming to make Fife the best place to do business.”

Cllr Lesley Laird, executive member for economy and planning, added: “We want to make the Kingdom more attractive to as many companies as possible. New businesses can bring investment into the local economy and new jobs for Fifers, so it’s vital we showcase what we have here.

“That means having a clear picture of available land, the potential of that land and any investment that might be needed to develop it.”