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Leading housebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes Cambridgeshire, based in Peterborough, has built 382 new homes in the region during the past year and contributed over £46m to the UK’s economic output.

The achievements are highlighted in a new report which measures the housebuilder’s social and economic contribution to the Cambridgeshire region over the past financial year (31st June 2020 – 30th June 2021).

During this time, the housebuilder has built properties across its developments in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

Included within the company’s socio-economic footprint are key figures relating to the company’s support for the housebuilding supply chain, local communities, environment, public services and employment. The figures show that the housebuilder:

· Supported over 693 jobs directly and through its contractors and suppliers.
· Supported 211 subcontractor companies and 205 supplier companies.
· Created 3.3 hectares of green space in the area for residents and the public to use.
· Contributed over £1.4m locally including its Community Infrastructure Levy and S106 contributions.
· Spent £14m on physical works benefitting local communities including highway and environmental improvements and community facilities.

Daniel Evans, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Cambridgeshire said: “As a leading housebuilder, we are very aware of the pivotal role we play in helping to boost the local economy.

“We are committed to a strategy that includes leaving a positive and lasting legacy in the communities in which we build homes, be that through job creation, bolstering surrounding businesses or enhancing and protecting the local environment.

“We are proud to be a major force in the growth and prosperity of our region, and look forward to continuing our work in 2022.”

The report on Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Socio-Economic Footprint in 2021 was carried out by Lichfields planning and development consultancy.