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Forth Green Freeport: Towards Scotland’s Net Zero Transition

24 April 2023 at 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM / Scotland / Central Scotland / Updates / Online
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Date
24 April 2023 at 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Venue
Falkirk Community Stadium Ltd, Falkirk Stadium, 4 Stadium Way, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, United Kingdom, FK2 9EE
Price from
Free
Organiser
RTPI Central Scotland | [email protected]

Please note this is a hybrid in person and webinar event.

Forth Green Freeport is Scotland’s largest opportunity to deliver a Just Transition to net zero, to attract significant inward investment, to build international trade and export capability, and to create high quality and well-paid jobs. The Forth Green Freeport proposal will generate up to 50,000 new green jobs and act as a catalyst for new green technologies and renewable energy manufacturing which will make a significant contribution to the re-industrialisation of Scotland. The bid will unlock £6 billion of private and public investment into productive and resilient industries including sustainable fuels, offshore wind manufacturing (including floating wind), shipbuilding, air transport and seaport fast-moving logistics. With The National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) now adopted, the Forth Green Freeport aligns with the National Spatial Strategy to attract new investment, build business confidence, stimulate GDP, export growth and entrepreneurship and facilitate future ways of working.

Led by Forth Ports, the bid consortium comprises both private and public organisations include Falkirk, Fife and City of Edinburgh Councils and industries including Babcock, INEOS, Scarborough Muir Group and Edinburgh Airport.

Speakers: 

  • Stuart Wallace, Chief Operating Officer at Forth Ports
  • Laura McIntyre, Principle Economic Development Officer at Falkirk Council
  • Q&A to follow
  • Networking opportunity. 

Light refreshments will be provided. Time: 6.00 for 6.30 event start. You can book to attend the event in person or as a webinar. 

Core CPD Framework

Infrastructure Planning and Economic Development

By attending this event you can:

  • Gain an insight into the role of partnership working and how the Planning System can act as the catalyst for strategic development
  • Hear first-hand from the industry on their aspirations for inward investment, sustainable economic growth and new technology backed skills development.