September 18, 2020

New homes developer invests more than £11 million in Leicestershire

Bellway has shown its commitment to Leicestershire by investing more than £11 million into local facilities and infrastructure over the past 10 years.

Since 2010, five-star builder Bellway, which has its East Midlands head office at Meridian Business Park in Leicester, has delivered 21 new homes developments across Leicestershire in this time.
As part of the planning agreements for these developments, Bellway has made significant contributions into the local area, including education, transport links and health care.

Bellway is currently building in three Leicestershire locations – Heather, Frisby on the Wreake and Waltham on the Wolds – which will all benefit from a boost to their economy.

In Heather, Bellway will be contributing more than £66,000 towards education, as well as over £17,000 towards GP services. Frisby on the Wreake will benefit from a £390,000 contribution towards local education, while Waltham on the Wolds will receive investment into education, library facilities, health care and a new bus stop.

Carolyne Watkinson, Sales Director for Bellway East Midlands, said: “It is extremely important to us that we invest in the local communities we are building new homes in.
“Over the past 10 years, we have worked closely with the authorities across Leicestershire to ensure we are delivering much-needed new homes and investment for new and existing residents.

“We are really proud of our longstanding commitment to the area and we will continue to invest in the county as we deliver our current and future developments.”

Many of the contributions will have been made under the terms of Section 106 planning agreements. These are signed by developers and the local authority to ensure infrastructure is available to support new developments. In addition, Bellway regularly offers support to charities, schools and community groups close to its development and raises money for Cancer Research UK as its corporate charity.

Bellway has a five-star rating with the Home Builders Federation (HBF), which means more than nine out of ten customers said they would recommend the housebuilder to a friend in the HBF’s National New Homes Customer Satisfaction Survey.

More information on the homes currently being built by Bellway in Leicestershire can be found at bellway.co.uk.