Barratt Developments' new homes to support over 1,600 jobs in Yorkshire
In a major boost to the Yorkshire economy, leading local housebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, which includes both Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, has announced plans to open 18 new sites in 2016, creating a total of 750 new homes across the region.
The new sites will underpin 1,639 local jobs across the region, including 87 apprenticeships.
The new developments include Barratt Homes’ new Belle Vue development, situated on Bawtry Road in Doncaster.
The plans highlight how the housing market has rebounded strongly from recent struggles, along with the popularity of schemes such as the Government’s Help to Buy, while also going some way to addressing the much publicised housing shortage throughout areas of the UK.
Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes already have a number of successful developments in East Yorkshire, including Horizons and Pembridge Park in Auckley. The homebuilder predominately employs local sub-contractors and tradesmen, meaning that local businesses and people will benefit directly from the jobs - in the 2014/15 financial year, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East spent £68 million in the local economy by working with Yorkshire-based sub-contractors and suppliers.
Paul Newman, managing director at Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East, said: “The demand for new homes has soared over the past year in the region, and we are aiming to address this demand with a number of new developments across the region. Not only will this provide more choice for local buyers looking to get on or move up the housing ladder, it’s also great news for the local economy, with a number of local construction jobs underpinned by the development of these new homes.
“Local people will also benefit from Section 106 contributions made by Barratt Developments in the area, which will all go towards improving facilities such as public open spaces, school and educational facilities, and public transport measures. The housing market in East Yorkshire is growing year on year, and it’s our hope that these new developments will help meet the demand for quality homes in the area.”
For further information about Barratt Yorkshire East please contact Ella Sykes or Erin Jones on 0113 2429 174 or email: [email protected]