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01/05/2014

Investment scheme to benefit Stirling

Words: Helen Bird
Stirling, Scotland

A major investment project is set to benefit Stirling with the addition of housing, sports facilities, motorway access and business premises.

The development plan forms part of a £6bn national investment project by the Scottish Cities Alliance (SCA).
 
Stirling's City Investment Plan (CIP) was created through consultation with local businesses and agencies.
 
It includes developing a new M9/A811 junction for improved access to the city centre, a heritage park, an extension to the sports village and improved transport links.
 
New housing developments in the city centre are also planned, as well as new business premises at Kildean to attract new and expanding companies.
 
Stewart Carruth, Stirling Council deputy chief executive and strategic director of the Scottish Cities Alliance, described the investment plan as "coherent, complementary and ambitious".
 
He said that the national project would deliver "much needed economic infrastructure in Scotland".
 
Stirling Council leader Johanna Boyd added that the SCA is "creating a more strategic framework for the future economic growth and sustainability of our cities".
 
The SCA is made up of the country's seven city councils: Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Highland, and Perth and Kinross.

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