BARRATT Developments Yorkshire West, which includes both the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has contributed more than £4 million to support community projects across West Yorkshire throughout the 2016-17 financial year.

This highlights our commitment to investing in the local communities in which we build.

The funding – which is part of planning agreements with the region’s local authorities – has been put towards facilities such as public open spaces, school and educational provision and public transport measures, as well as many other projects. Contributions come as a result of a number of new-home developments across the Yorkshire region [including Keighley and Cullingworth].

We believe it is crucial to support the communities in which we build.

Not only do we want to build new homes, but we want to make a difference to the local area.

We hope the £4 million we have contributed will go a long way in improving the lives of the people who live around the region, as this is very important to us.

The contributions include more than £1.5 million on education and more than £1 million being spent on environmental works, which will undoubtedly improve many of the nearby facilities for our residents and the community.

We look forward to continuing to have an influence in the areas in which we build.

IAN RUTHVEN Managing director, David Wilson Homes’ Yorkshire West division