Community Benefits from the development
A home is more than just a house, it’s also about the community that surrounds it. And that’s why we’re invested in building communities that support local businesses, provide much needed facilities for the area and bring people together.
To support the growing community in Normanton we’ll be contributing over £520,000 towards additional primary, secondary and sixth-form education places at local schools as part of our planning obligations for Clover View. We’ll also be providing 28 hectares of open space, creating a large recreational area for all to enjoy. Alongside this, our contributions to Wakefield Council will help to improve the local infrastructure.
Find out more about our recent sponsorships and donations.
Clover View celebrate 3 years of construction
Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire is celebrating three years since construction began on its Clover View development, situated in the historic town of Normanton, Wakefield.
Building work first started in summer 2017, and the development now consists of 300 homes, comprising a beautiful collection of two to four-bedroom properties with over 135 legally completed homes.
One of the first of these was 24-year-old Aaron Ponsonby and girlfriend Charlotte Oldfield (24), who moved into their three-bedroom Alton G home in May 2018 and now have a young baby.
Recapping his first few years on the development, Aaron comments: “I’ve really loved it at Clover View and have to say that the community spirit has been a huge part of that. The development has a friendly atmosphere and we’ve connected with a number of our neighbours since they moved in.
“During lockdown, everyone has been in their gardens chatting at safe distance and we also have a Facebook group which residents can ask questions and keep each other updated.”
He continued: “We have a young baby and our house has been perfect. We love the kitchen; the top floor as it’s spacious, and the fact that our lounge doors lead out onto our back garden which is a sun trap.
“The playing field, which is five minutes away, will be perfect for when the baby grows up and in addition to this the development is only a two minute drive away from the motorway, allowing us to get into the city centre with ease.”
Clover View offers a range of house types, including the four-bedroom Evesham and Corsham. It is close to the cities of Leeds and Sheffield, making it ideal for commuters, as well as being in reach of good primary and high schools, making it a convenient spot for families too.
Ross Clarkson, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire commented: “We’re proud to be celebrating our third anniversary of Clover View and it’s fantastic to see the community building in the way it has.
“We look forward to welcoming more residents and encourage anyone who is interested in learning more to get in touch with our sales representatives.”
Taylor Wimpey has the highest build quality score of any large housebuilder as measured across all of its developments by the NHBC*. This is based on the Construction Quality Review Score which is an independent quality check at key stages throughout the build process.
Taylor Wimpey team unleash their inner dragon to raise vital funds for local hospice
Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire recently took to the water adorned in fancy dress, to try their oar at winning a dragon boat race in support of local charity, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
The team raised a staggering £1,280 with £1,000 of the total donated by the Taylor Wimpey Charity Committee. Held at Pugney’s Country Park, twelve crews from across West Yorkshire climbed into boats ready to battle it out in a series of races over a 200m course.
Made up of nine team members from Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, the ambitious rowers signed up after receiving a flyer promoting the race day.
The competition was fierce and the strength and determination of team, ‘Yorkshire’s Fastest Fridgemen’ from Crowther and Shaw, proved too fast for the ‘Taylor Wimpey Trouts,’ who pipped them to the post a nail-biting final race.
All for a worthy cause, the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is a ground-breaking facility situated close to Taylor Wimpey’s housing developments, Robinson’s Place and Crosfield Park II in Mirfield and Lindley respectively. The charity’s goal is to provide a new approach to hospice care that is focused on tailored therapies and is nurse-led in its overall treatment plans.
Ryan Grint, regional fundraiser at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, says: “If it wasn’t for organisations like Taylor Wimpey recognising and supporting the work we do in West Yorkshire, we simply wouldn’t be able to do what we do.
“This saw our first ever Dragon Boat Race take place at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield and we were delighted to see Taylor Wimpey not just enter a team, but also raise a fantastic total with all proceeds going to support local children and families.
“From everyone at Forget Me Not we want to say a huge thank you to the Taylor Wimpey team for their support.”