A HOUSEBUILDER with schemes across the Keighley district has revealed the extent of its ‘green’ credentials.

Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, which has built 750 new homes this year, recycled 98 per cent of its construction waste.

More than 12,700 trees and shrubs were either retained or planted on developments.

And the company says it created six hectares of green space, equivalent to 307 tennis courts, to support wildlife on and around its sites.

Contributions to communities have totalled £4.7 million.

Barratt – which includes the David Wilson Homes brand – has the Vision development at Braithwaite, Hewenden Ridge in Cullingworth and Saxon Dene, Silsden.

Ian Ruthven, managing director of Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, said: “We are dedicated to building homes across West Yorkshire as sustainably as possible.

“We actively seek to develop and incorporate environmentally-friendly practices and work closely with the RSPB.

“Supporting the communities in which we build is at the heart of everything we do.

“This year, 1,874 jobs were supported directly and indirectly through our work.”