Fife Council to explore ‘realising opportunity’ in annual house builders forum

FIFE Council’s annual house builders forum is set to take place at the Lochgelly Centre on Tuesday, November 26.

The council say that the event is designed to ‘help develop industry partnerships and increase quality housing supply and development’. The theme of this year’s forum will be ‘realising opportunity’ with current issues affecting the house building industry and sector priorities to be looked into.

A keynote address from Fife Council will focus on the capital investment in regeneration and infrastructure within Fife through the Tay Cities Deal and the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. Industry perspectives will also be provided from the likes of SEPA, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and the Scottish Land Commission.

The council say that they are keen to attract developers from out with Fife to the event, with housebuilding firms of all sizes welcome.

David Ross, Fife Council co-leader, said, “Fife’s House Builders Forum is a great opportunity for industry professionals to come together. At Fife Council we have a steadfast commitment to collaboration and sharing of best practice.  Our own affordable housing programme is highly successful and already challenging us to drive innovation across the industry to remove barriers to development.”

David Alexander, Fife council co-leader, added, “Anyone associated with Fife’s house building industry should attend – house builders, development companies and those working within construction-related professions. It’s important for public and private sectors to continue to work together and for all of us to engage well with communities.

“This event will showcase the investment or innovation opportunities within the region and describe the improving market conditions within Mid Fife.

“Mid Fife has readily available sites, good infrastructure including existing transport links and lots of potential. It includes a high quality natural and built environment, and is set to benefit from increased investment. This includes over £70m of funding for a dedicated rail link to serve Levenmouth and the surrounding areas.”

Those wishing to register for the free event can do so by emailing housebuilders.forum@fife.gov.uk.