Edinburgh TIF ‘still on track’
However, SFT director of finance and structures, Peter Reekie, denied the changes meant the end of one of the trust’s flagship TIF initiatives.
“We are still working with Edinburgh City Council on TIF which is being reconfigured following the sale of Forth Ports and a re-focus on the development of the port,” he told Partnerships Bulletin.
“As far as SFT is aware, the TIF remains an important part of these plans as significant enabling infrastructure [is still] required, though the detail of some elements of infrastructure and it's phasing is being reconsidered.”
Last month, the SFT revealed plans to secure approval for seven TIF projects across the country over the next 12 months, including the Edinburgh ports scheme.