Significant housebuilding expansion set for Yorkshire

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Redrow is set to expand housing in Yorkshire

Homebuilder Redrow is gearing up for significant expansion across the Yorkshire region in 2018 with seven new developments in the pipeline.

The seven schemes will have a combined worth of almost £300 million and will bring with them a raft of community benefits worth nearly £30 million, including more than 160 affordable homes and over £3 million towards local education provision.

Redrow’s seven new sites are set to provide a total of more than 1,000 new homes. With the HBF estimating an average of 4.3 jobs supported for every new home built, that could amount to more than 4,300 jobs being sustained, either through direct employment on site, indirect employment within the supply chain or induced employment through the spending of construction workers and residents in local shops and businesses.

The developments are all in or close to Leeds, Wakefield and Huddersfield and some sites are already owned outright, while others are contracted subject to planning permission.

Warren Thompson, Redrow’s North regional chief executive, commented: “These two schemes will bring a total of 235 new homes to Wakefield, which is particularly pleasing given that our Yorkshire division’s headquarters can be found on the Wakefield 41 business park. It will be great to have such a strong presence in our own ‘home’ city.

“Bringing redundant brownfield sites like this back into vibrant use and creating new communities is an important element of what we do. We will also be creating and supporting hundreds of jobs, directly on site, indirectly within the supply chain and also induced jobs through local spending by construction workers and home owners.”

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