Date: Monday 09 June 2014
We recently paid more than £80,000 to the local community as part of our new Cranbrook development near Exeter.
This brand new community of eco-friendly homes enjoys a superb location just eight miles from Exeter and is the first new town of its kind in Devon.
We recently contributed £59,330 towards a play area, while other payments have also included nearly £6,000 towards a community development worker at Cranbrook and £22,231 towards youth facilities, including a temporary youth centre and a youth worker.
The investment forms part of the planning agreement with the local authority which will ultimately see us provide community funding totalling around £12.5 million during the lifetime of the development.
Peter Bowden, Local District and County Council Member for Broadclyst and Whimple, said "I am delighted to see that agreements designed to forward the interests and facilities for residents of Cranbrook are being honoured.
“These contributions are made in the interests of the community and add considerable benefit to all residents in more ways than one. On behalf of us all I thank Taylor Wimpey for this contribution.”
Janine Copleston, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “This investment reflects our belief that building new homes is about more than just providing high-quality properties for people to live in – it is about giving homebuyers the chance to be part of a thriving and sustainable community.
“Our contributions towards facilities, services and infrastructure will benefit residents in the area now and in the future, and this is part of Taylor Wimpey’s ongoing commitment to the communities where we build.”