Vice Chairman of the SPF comments on the Edinburgh City Region Deal

20 Jul 2017

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has reacted to today’s news that the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region deal is to be signed.

Andrew Sutherland, Vice-Chair of the Scottish Property Federation and Joint MD of Miller Developments said:

“We very much welcome the signing of the City Deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland and view it as a key opportunity to unlock development and deliver the much-needed infrastructure for our growing population and business needs. 

“Undoubtedly the city and region needs new housing and we welcome progress in this area and the jobs and increased tax base that this will create.  The commitment also to upskilling the area’s workforce will also be good news to Scotland’s real estate sector and help us as an industry deliver much-needed infrastructure projects in the future.”

“The challenge now is to ensure early action on all aspects of the investment programme and to make sure that this funding is used to the greatest effect across the city and wider region to drive local economic growth, jobs and investment.  For example the new transport and infrastructure announcements will be important improvements and will help make Edinburgh and the wider region a more attractive proposition for investors, both domestically and from overseas – something that the SPF has long advocated.”