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An award winning house builder, working in Northumberland, has chipped in to construct vital accommodation for an important section of the county’s population.

Linden Homes donated left over stone and timber from its Centurion Park development in Haltwhistle to a local farm so that a sheep shelter could be built.

Said site manager Stevie Foster: “We are working on the last few homes at the development now and there were some materials which would normally have been sent for recycling when one of the sub contractors working at the site asked if we would donate them to a farmer friend.

“Knowing what a tough time the farming community has been through over the past few years, we had no hesitation in agreeing. Whenever possible we like to support the communities where we work and this seemed an ideal opportunity.”

Farmer at Greenside Farm, Hallbankgate, Simon Dalton, added: “It has been something of a struggle for our industry recently so support like this is greatly appreciated. Once we get this year’s lambing over we will use the materials to build an isolation pen which will help with the process next year.”

There are an estimated 1.3 million sheep in Northumberland¹ – around four times the human population – making a significant contribution to the farming industry, which is one of the county’s main economic drivers.

In 2012 Linden Homes which, in the North East is also working on a major housebuilding programme with Gateshead Council and at Howden-le-Wear, was named Housebuilder of the Year at the national Building Awards and Best Large Housebuilder at the What House Awards.

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This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Paul Dobbie .

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