The Future of Dundee City Centre


1st December 2020

Dundonians are being offered the chance to help shape the future of their city centre with the launch of a new consultation.

Dundee City Council is looking for opinions that will help signal the direction for the next 30 years of development and investment opportunities, as well as what should happen with major sites, transport, active travel, pedestrianisation and environmental improvements.

Mark Flynn convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “This consultation offers a great opportunity for people to have their say on what Dundee city centre should look like in the future.

“It gives local people, businesses, visitors and other stakeholders a chance to directly influence the process and therefore how we go forward under the main themes of living, working, visiting, connectivity and the public realm.

‘‘I would urge as many people as possible with as broad a range of views and experiences to take part in the consultation.

“It’s easy and quick, and above all it’s your city and your city centre so please use this offer to make your mark on the next three decades of progress.”

The council has set out opportunities for enhancing the quality of the environment and the range of different uses the city centre can offer, as well as providing a shop window for potential investment into Dundee to help form a strategic plan.

John Alexander leader of Dundee City Council added: “We believe that our city centre needs to be more about supporting and celebrating people, public life and business.

“It needs more people living, working and visiting during the day and in the evening to ensure that it thrives into the future.”

To take part in the consultation go to comments close on Friday January 8.

Once the consultation closes, the feedback will be collated, reviewed and used to open a new chapter in the city’s development.

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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