Published: Thursday, 20th July 2017
Leader Shona Haslam has welcomed the announcement that the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal has been signed off with the UK and Scottish governments.
“This is excellent news for the Scottish Borders. We will not only benefit from specific funding but also from a stronger and more vibrant city region. This will be achieved through a range of projects to be taken forward by the individual partners and collectively.
“For the Borders specifically, this deal will enable us to maximise the delivery of affordable housing, stimulate private sector investment and support local jobs, and will be a further step towards ensuring that our young people can see a future for themselves within the Scottish Borders. Key to this is the promotion of inclusive growth.
“A focus for us will be driving forward the development of the Central Borders Business Park in Tweedbank. This builds on the success of the Borders Railway and is yet another example of the Council seeking to maximise the economic benefits that the railway provides.
“Edinburgh and the wider city region drives significant economic growth for Scotland and the UK. Through working with our local authority partners, the UK and Scottish governments, this deal will unlock the potential of that for the Scottish Borders and accelerate growth in this area.”
Further details on City Deal are available.