Clean Growth

Zero Four Business Park

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Angus Council and Crown Estate Scotland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, entering into an agreement to work together to develop a clean growth enterprise hub, with supporting infrastructure, in Montrose, Angus.

Historically, the ZeroFour site was the first operational RAF training airfield in the UK, taking its name from the original runway call sign ‘04 22’.

The 123-acre site has planning permission in principle for a mixed-use business park, with outline proposals that include:

  • Industrial Units
  • Research and Development
  • Sustainable green energy network and services
  • Offices
  • Refuelling services
  • A commercial drone port
  • Hotel / leisure / conference facilities

The site has a strong potential to create a large-scale hub for supporting the development of the blue and green economy, particularly the offshore and wind sector, as well as other economic catalysts.

Angus Council is a key partner in developing this clean, green growth business park in Montrose.

Visit the ZeroFour website to find out more about this development.

Zero Four Site Montrose


The ZeroFour site is owned by Crown Estate Scotland, who are working with public and private sector partners to develop more detail to form a planning application in late 2022. As managers of Scotland’s seabed and just under half the foreshore, Crown Estate Scotland already works closely with coastal communities around the country to drive support and sustainable development.

This site will form part of the organisation’s long-term plans to invest in renewable energy and the expansion of the blue economy, delivering wider value for Scotland.

The Tay Cities investment plans to support the development of the site as a clean growth business park, with supporting infrastructure including skills. Angus Council’s ambition is to invest in starter units, using low-carbon building and energy management systems, including 5G capabilities to support digital ambitions and new emerging technologies.

Our current partners

Crown Estates Scotland