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A Place For People

The Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal is a unique and ambitious approach to cross-border working between Governments, local authorities and partners.  

It is managed by the Borderlands Partnership representing Cumberland Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Northumberland Council, Scottish Borders Council, and Westmorland and Furness Council. 

The 10 year programme of investment is focusing on ways to make the area more attractive to existing and potential residents, businesses and visitors. 

It was formally signed on 18 March 2021 by Ministers of the UK and Scottish Governments, plus representatives of the five councils. 

Want to find out more and play a part in the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal?

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Borderlands Additional Information

DEC 2011 How do businesses benefit from using the managing successful programmes framework (white paper)
AUG 2020 NDA Draft Strategy August 2020 (for 12 week consultation)
SEP 2017 Borderlands Proposition
JUN 2020 Borderlands Press Release (25-06-2020)
FEB 2020 Borderlands Newsletter
JUL 2019 Borderlands Growth Deal - Heads of Terms 2019
AUG 2020 Borderlands Digital Strategy 2020
NOV 2019 Borderlands Conference Success

The Borderlands Partnership was established in 2018 to unlock the potential for sustainable and inclusive economic growth across the South of Scotland and North of England.

It has changed the site development strategy from zone led to United Kingdom and Scottish Government backed Green Book Business Case approach with a full site vision for the short term (to 2035) medium term (to 2050)  and longer term (beyond 2050). 

The CX programme is one of ten initiatives supported from the Scottish Government the United Kingdom Government over a 10-15 year period with circa £400m funding 

The CX Programme Mandate and Council Report captured the lessons learned from the “cold eyes review” and secured approval from the Full Council in September 2019. 

The ”review” identified the need for a step change in approach to create the right environment for success over the short, medium and longer term.

Regional - The Borderlands Partnership sets out the shared desire to play a full part in the Scottish and wider UK economy,through the development of five ‘Strategic Growth Corridors’shown above. Chapelcross forms an important part of the South West Scotland and Northern Ireland Corridor as a result of its strong transport links. Unlocking sites of major economic activity such as Chapelcross has the potential to ‘transmit’ economic activity and inclusive growth outwards through these Strategic Growth Corridors and beyond

International - The M6/M74 corridor forms part of the TEN-T –Core Network of Transport Corridors