Local homebuilder reports significant contributions to Yorkshire communities in 2022

Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, which includes the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has reported significant social, economic and environmental contributions to the Yorkshire communities in which it builds over the course of the last year. This includes within East Riding of Yorkshire, in line with its developments within the area.

In 2022, the homebuilder built 762 new homes across the region, supporting 1,742 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 £13.3 million investment in physical infrastructure works, including environmental and highway improvements, affordable homes and improved community facilities.

As well as investing £2.3 million in community infrastructure, such as local schools and transport, Barratt Developments Yorkshire also made over £64,000 of charitable donations to support those in need during what was an especially challenging year for many.

2022 also saw the homebuilder reinforce its commitment to creating homes for nature as well as people. The business created 11.9 hectares of greenspace across the region, equivalent to 17 football pitches, to help support wildlife on and around its sites. Its commitment to environmental sustainability also saw Barratt Developments reduce its CO2 emissions by 37% against its 2018 benchmark and reduce its construction waste by 42%.

Daniel Smith, Managing Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, said: “The statistics we’re able to report from the past year truly demonstrate our dedication to supporting Yorkshire’s people, environment and economy. As a five-star homebuilder, we’re proud to be leading the way in sustainable building across the region. We are thrilled to end 2022 having made such a positive contribution to the region, and are looking forward to building on these results in 2023.”

Barratt Developments, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has multiple developments within East Riding of Yorkshire, including Harrier Chase in Brough, Harland Park and Poppy Fields in Cottingham, Minster View and Queens Court in Beverley, and Hesslewood Park and Fleet Green in Hessle.