‘City Deal’ to boost Midlothian economy

A boost to the transport system could complement the new Borders Railway
A boost to the transport system could complement the new Borders Railway

Leaders from authorities including Midlothian have agreed plans to bid for a £1 billion funding pot from the Scottish and UK governments.

The ambitious “City Deal” will involve the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region – comprising Edinburgh, Borders, Fife, Mid, East and West Lothian councils – working together to develop a deal with the Scottish and UK governments designed to grow the local, national and UK economies.

At the heart of the proposition lies a £1 billion infrastructure fund, with priority areas for investment likely to include transport, housing, economic regeneration, energy and digital connectivity.

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