Grangemouth is local development plan’s hot topic

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Exciting plans for the future in Grangemouth focus on industry and the contribution its expansion can make to the local community.

While the LDP2 has measures in place to continue to support future regeneration opportunities in Grangemouth town centre and enhancement proposals for Zetland Park, there may also be opportunities for district heating to be developed in and around the town by utilising excess industrial heat.

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The Grangemouth Investment Zone includes Grangemouth Docks, Earlsgate Park and Ineos, where a clearance programme has identified in the region of 100 hectares of land suitable for redevelopment.

Land to the north and south of Bo’ness Road is likely to be developed within the chemical sciences sector, while land to the north of Wholeflats Road has the potential to deliver a broader range of business and industry uses.

A new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant is proposed to replace the existing plant and sites and business locating at Ineos will be able to access onsite utilities including steam, heat and electricity, while excess heat may be able to contribute to a wider heat energy network.

Ineos has produced a masterplan for the site which will form the basis for further development and its proposals will address the cumulative impact of redevelopment on the local community, looking at air pollution, noise and the road network.

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Improvement to the M9 Junction 5 has already been progressed through Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and the LDP2 states there will be a requirement for local road network improvements to Inchyra Road/Wholeflats Road from Junction 5 of the M9 to address transport impacts of the Ineos proposals.