AMAZON will lease four acres of land for a lorry park at the £250 million Queensferry One development at Rosyth.

The company, which has a fulfilment centre in Dunfermline, has sealed the deal ahead of their busiest period in the run-up to Christmas.

The Scarborough Muir Group outlined their masterplan for their Queensferry One site, 120 acres of land at Rosyth Waterfront, in September 2017 and said it could bring 8,000 jobs to the area.

William McAlister, of SMG, said: “Despite recent market turbulence as a result of Brexit, Queensferry One is experiencing good levels of enquiries which is testament to its exceptionally strong strategic location.

“Attracting a premier distribution operation like Amazon to Queensferry One underlines its excellent location from a connectivity perspective, however the development is also ideal for industrial, manufacturing, energy, data and storage, financial, TMT or waterside port sectors. It has it all.”

Residents and politicians previously highlighted road safety fears on Sandpiper Drive in Dunfermline, close to Amazon's fulfilment centre, due to the number of delivery lorries parked there.

The company took action by increasing the number of HGV parking spaces at their site and opening temporary lorry parks in Dunfermline, but this looks likely to be a more permanent arrangement.

An Amazon spokesperson said: “We work with local authorities and our neighbours to help manage traffic in the surrounding area and are delighted to have secured additional lorry parking, with associated rest and toilet facilities for drivers, as we enter the busiest time of year.”

Ross Jubin, of Scarborough International Properties, added: “This is the start of a new era for Queensferry One, the Amazon deal is the start of what we see as a very active period of new developments within Rosyth, and the group is now considering speculative development and is in the final stages of progressing a major pre-let.”

SMG is a joint venture between Scarborough International Properties and JW Muir Group.

The proposals for Queensferry One includes new offices, warehouses, a service station, food outlets and a 120-bed budget hotel.

SMG said the site is ideally located for the Queensferry Crossing and the M90 motorway, it's close to Inverkeithing and the main east coast railway line and next to major facilities operated by Babcock and Forth Ports.