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£100 million carbon zero and business innovation park plan for Kirkcaldy unveiled

A £100 million carbon zero business and innovation park in Kirkcaldy has been unveiled as the central plank of a new economic action plan to improve mid-Fife’s fortunes.

Members of the Kirkcaldy area committee aired their views on the draft document that will focus on improving economic activity in Kirkcaldy. Cowdenbeath, Glenrothes and Levenmouth, an area where challenges have been more pronounced than elsewhere in the region.

A number of measures have been proposed for Kirkcaldy in particular, including major modernisation of the town’s existing industrial estates; more radical proposals for the town centre to improve the night-time economy and increase residential opportunities; efforts to maximise the attractiveness of the waterfront and better connect the town to the Esplanade; and the development of tourism accommodation to make it attractive to both coastal path visitors and those seeking higher end accommodation.

However, it is the proposed business and innovation park, earmarked for land adjoining Mitchelston Industrial Estate, that will attract most of the resources.

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