Local housebuilder leaves green footprint across Doncaster
Housebuilder Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, which has two Doncaster developments, has been leaving green footprints across the region this year through its environmentally conscious attitude towards homebuilding practices.
The division has the Park Edge development in Doncaster and Torne Farm development in Rossington, pictured, and built 766 new homes during 2019.
A conscious effort was made to support the local environment, with 54,506 trees and shrubs planted or retained on developments and 96 per cent of construction waste diverted from landfill.
A further 11.2 hectares of green space was created through publicly accessible open space and private gardens, equivalent to around 572 tennis courts.
Peter Morris, development director, said: “As a five-star housebuilder, sustainable building is a key consideration throughout the development process.
“We are very aware of the effect our work can have on the local environment and community, and we are extremely dedicated to developing more environmentally friendly processes that take care of the communities we build in.”
“During 2019 alone, 1,700 jobs were generated directly and indirectly through our work, equivalent to two jobs per dwelling - 500 sub-contractor companies and a further 440 supplier companies were also supported.
“What’s more, 90 per cent of our components were manufactured in the UK and £2.1million was made in local contributions.”
Barratt Developments Yorkshire East is currently building a selection of high-quality new homes in the region.