A HOUSEBUILDER with schemes across the district invested £11 million in physical infrastructure work – such as road and environmental improvements – last year, new figures show.

Barratt Developments Yorkshire also spent £8.1 million on community projects, such as schools and transport. And it gave away more than £88,000 in charitable donations.

During the year, the company ­– which also includes the David Wilson Homes brand – built 1,061 new houses and supported over 4,400 jobs.

Its developments include Vision in Keighley and Saxon Dene, Silsden.

Daniel Smith, for Barratt, said: “The statistics we’re able to report from last year demonstrate the emphasis we place on supporting Yorkshire’s people, the environment and economy.

“We were thrilled to end 2020 having made such a positive contribution to the region and are looking forward to building on these results this year.”

He added that the business had also created 18.9 hectares of green space – equivalent to 718 tennis courts – on and around its sites to help support wildlife.