New plans to improve the infrastructure around the West Mains, Westfield and Middlefield areas were unveiled at a public consultation event held on Thursday 3 October at Forth Valley College in Falkirk.
The event enabled residents and businesses to see details of the next stage of the A9-A904 improvement works involving road widening, new roundabouts to improved access and road safety, and the construction of a pedestrian/cycle bridge at Westfield roundabout. Funding for the project will come from the Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) scheme that allows local authorities to fund regeneration projects by attracting more businesses and borrowing against future tax revenues. It is expected that when complete Falkirk will see a total of £258m investment from £67m of Council investment.
Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn, Leader of Falkirk Council said:
"We have ambitious ideas to help regenerate the Westfield/Middlefield areas and these infrastructure improvements will benefit both business and residents alike when completed. The TIF scheme means we are able to use future tax revenues to pay for this work and allow us to push forward on the whole redevelopment of that area."