Daniel Smith, Managing Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East

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Local homebuilder reports significant contributions to Yorkshire communities in 2021

Barratt Developments Yorkshire, which includes the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has reported significant social, economic and environmental contributions to the Yorkshire communities in which it builds over the course of the last year.

In 2021, the homebuilder built 1,392 new homes across the region, supporting over 4,551 jobs through its own business and that of its suppliers and subcontractors in the process. This boost to the local housing market and construction industry was supported by an £17.7 million investment in physical infrastructure works such as environmental and highway improvements.

As well as investing £4.5 million in community infrastructure such as local schools and transport, Barratt Developments Yorkshire also made over £81,000 of charitable donations to support those in need during what was an especially challenging year for many.

2021 also saw the homebuilder reinforce its commitment to creating homes for nature as well as people. The business created 17 hectares of greenspace across the region, equivalent to 646 tennis courts, to help support wildlife on and around its sites. Its commitment to environmental sustainability also saw Barratt Developments recycle 97.5% of construction waste across its active developments.

Daniel Smith, Managing Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, said: “The statistics we’re able to report from last year demonstrate the emphasis we place on supporting Yorkshire’s people, environment and economy. We were thrilled to end 2021 having made such a positive contribution to the region and are looking forward to building on these results in 2022.”

Ian Ruthven, Managing Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, added: “As a 5 star homebuilder, we’re keen to ensure that we’re as sustainable as possible in everything we do across the region. We are fully committed to developing more environmentally friendly processes that take care of the communities in which we build, especially during this unprecedented time, and will continue to do so in the future.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Richard Savage .

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