Major step for business park

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Plans to develop a long awaited business park in Carnoustie have taken a massive step forward after a new developer has come on board.

The Muir Group has announced that they are to support the proposed business park at Carlogie Road, which is being promoted by Angus Estates.

The site has already been earmarked for business use in the local plan and Angus Council has also made provision in its capital programme to support the project.

And with their new partner on board, Angus Estates is now confident that the project will be granted planning consent.

Simon Laird, director at Angus Estates, said: “We have spent a lot of time and money in the past trying to get the business park moving forward and were disappointed that our previous local partner withdrew from the project.

“The Muir Group has a well established track record as one of Scotland’s main providers of industrial and commercial property and we look forward to working with them to provide much needed employment land for local businesses.

“The prevailing sentiment that I hear most often from local businesses and employers is that they wish to see real progress and soon.

“The last thing Carnoustie needs is another five years of uncertainty since businesses cannot wait that long.”

Meanwhile Stewart McPhail, development director at the Muir Group, added: “We have a good working relationship with Angus Council via our joint venture with them at Orchardbank Business Park in Forfar where we have constructed over 100,000 square feet of accommodation and invested over £20 million.

“As an adjacent land owner we are committed to Carnoustie and look forward to working with both Angus Estates and the council to deliver a business park that the business community wants.”