CX Project is supported by


A Place For People

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. 

Click here to see the Borderlands website.

The Borderlands Partnership is working to focus on ways to make the area more attractive to investors, visitors and those who may wish to come and live here. The Borderlands Partnership shared ambition is to play our full part in the Scottish and wider UK economy. 

Following the submission of a Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal proposal to the UK and Scottish Governments in September 2018, a Heads of Terms was signed with the UK and Scottish Governments on Monday 1 July 2019. The full Heads of Terms document is available to download here.

Want to find out more and play a part in our Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal? Visit our Get Involved section to have your say.

Borderlands Additional Information

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