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The Story So Far


The period from 2004 to 2016 supported numerous studies and proposals, these tended to be led or sponsored by a single entity and, in some instances, were impacted by government changes to accountability for regional development.

In March 2017 the NDA, SE and DGC (the Partnership) agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaboratively develop an Action Plan in support of the site transformation as the CX Project

In 2018, the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal provided an opportunity to reset the CX Project Action Plan as a Green Book led initiative

In 2019, we developed a CX Route-map to guide collaborative efforts over the short (to 2035), medium (to 2050) and longer term (beyond 2050) supported by proportionate controls and governance based best practice guidance recommended by the HMT Green Book

Dumfries and Galloway Council issued planning guidance for the site within Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2).

In September 2019 the Council authorised the first stage of the CX programme (identify the programme- MSP) underpinned by a programme mandate with 4 high level objectives aligned to UK wide policy drivers. 

In 2021 the Partnership developed the Chapelcross Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) which was submitted to the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal with an ask for funding to improve access  to the A74(M) and services to the site.

The case was informed by engagement activities with key stakeholders to build stakeholder insight and inform the development of the vision.

The workshops, webinars and other activities continue to generate stakeholder “Letters of Support”. Where appropriate, these were included in the CX SOBC to provide evidence of stakeholder views and proposals.

The CX Stakeholder workshops helped to create thematic pillars to support the development of coherent proposal in support of the programme objectives within the CX Pillars of Success model.

Current National Policy Drivers indicate that the time is right to bring forward significant transformational change for the benefit of the local, regional and international stakeholders. We hope the site video will help to build readers’ awareness, understanding and support for our efforts going forward.

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The Borderlands Partnership brings together the five cross-border local authorities of Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Northumberland County Council and Scottish Borders Council to promote the economic growth of the area that straddles the Scotland-England border.

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Annan Regeneration

The CX Project team is working directly with the Annan Regeneration Steering Group to deliver projects from the Annan Master plan.

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Lockerbie Regeneration

Lockerbie has a number of key strengths including its strategic location in terms of rail and road, with works to the town square now complete, work is now underway on other elements from the regeneration masterplan.

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