Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, which includes the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has reported significant social, economic and environmental contributions across the communities in which it builds over the course of the last year, including within the York area.
In 2021, the homebuilder built 732 new homes across the region, supporting over 2,395 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 £9.9 million investment in physical infrastructure works such as environmental and highway improvements.
As well as investing £2.1 million in community infrastructure such as local schools and transport, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East also made over £57,000 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 10 hectares of greenspace across the region, equivalent to 380 tennis courts, to help support wildlife on and around its sites. Its commitment to environmental sustainability also saw Barratt Developments recycle 97% 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 the people, environment and economy across East Yorkshire. 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.”
Barratt Developments Yorkshire East is building a collection of high quality new homes across the area, including Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes sites Mortimer Park in Driffield and Heather Croft in Pickering.