May 25, 2022

The so-called ‘Northern Gateway’ project is part of a passionate vision for arable land between the M90 ​​motorway and the town of Rosyth, and aims to boost the economy of the Self and the wider area of ​​the Edinburgh City Region. Visitors should be attracted and invested in selfies. Styled ‘Fourth Five’ area.

While the details currently available to the public are at a premium, Perth-based property consultants Bidwells, working on behalf of the Alfred Stewart Property Foundation Ltd., called Fife Council an environmental impact assessment for “residential, recreational and leisure”. (EIA) screening request submitted. Woodland development in Castlandhill before submitting a more detailed application.

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Central to the area’s master plan will be the Queen’s Ferry Country Park, a huge 113-acre ‘legacy’ country park that will primarily serve the population of the Central Belt but be able to attract more visitors from far and wide. Will be.

The so-called ‘Northern Gateway’ project is part of a passionate vision for arable land between the M90 ​​motorway and Rosyth.

A visitor complex with hotel and leisure facilities is also envisaged, while up to 200 private sector homes can be built north and west of the extensive site around Castland Hill House.

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A Bidwells spokesman confirmed the plan was an “exciting development opportunity”, but said it was in the early stages of planning and could not be further commented on.

However, it is believed that those working on the project believe that the site could provide a historical tourist and tourist attraction that could encourage both direct tourism in the area and attract visitors. May inform you of the vast opportunities in the area, including the historic sites from the Dunfermline to the coastal villages. Of Firth of Forth and East Neuk.

Land near Rosyth could be converted through a proposed master plan.

Documents submitted with the EIA screening request indicate that bicycle lanes and route rights will be included in the Castlandhill Master Plan, designed to improve active transport links between the site and Rosyth. ۔

“The creation of Woodland Park, which will be an open space for community use and a major new area of ​​Woodland, will provide a greater opportunity for the local and wider community,” he added.

“Large areas of high quality open space are limited in this part of Fife and the health, wellness and environmental benefits of such areas are highlighted.

“Woodland designed as a landscape that will provide a historic area of ​​open space for this and future generations.”

The documents also note that the site was partially allocated for housing for about 150 private sector units in the FIF Local Development Plan 2017, although the proposed master plan seeks to increase this number to close to 200. Will

“The net result will be a residential development with new access points connecting Rosyth’s residential areas,” he continued.

These projects aim to maximize the site’s position in the shadow of the Fourth Bridges, with good connectivity to all seven major Scottish cities by air, road and rail.

Nearby ports also have infrastructure to facilitate cross national and international
ferry sailing, and the nearest Inverkeithing train station is on the main east coast line, providing high-speed service to and from London.

Its proximity to Edinburgh International Airport is also considered an important point of sale, providing connectivity to cities around the world and improving access for business and tourism.

The project is believed to have been submitted to the Scottish Government for national development status as part of ‘Scotland 2045: Our Fourth National Planning Framework’.

However, while an assessment concluded that it was likely to have a positive impact on people and places, the project was not considered suitable for the status quo as it was likely to have a negative impact on climate change. This was “potentially contradictory” to the Scottish Government at the local level. The strategy will have only one “sub-national effect”.

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