Home builder invests Â£9m in North East economy
Home builder Taylor Wimpey has contributed more than Â£9million across the North East over the last three years, figures show.
As part of its work building new homes, it has earmarked £1.2million for affordable housing, £61,454 for highways improvements, £610,820 for provision of education, £6.8million towards public open spaces, sports pitches and play areas, and £262,430 on leisure facilities.
Karl Morton, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey North East, said: “We are committed to building high-quality homes and making sure our developments are sustainable and positively contribute to local communities.
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“Education, transport infrastructure and community facilities are all among the areas that benefit from planning contributions and we’re delighted to be providing them.”