Leading developer Barratt Developments North East has been leaving green footprints across the North East through its environmentally-conscious attitude towards homebuilding practices. The division, which has the City Edge and La Sagesse developments in Newcastle, built 640 new homes during 2016, 83% of which were built on previously developed land, preserving more green areas in the region and protecting wildlife.

A further conscious effort was also made to support the local environment, with 22,700 trees or shrubs planted or retained on developments, with 99% of construction waste being recycled.

Neil Milburn, Development Director at Barratt Developments North East, said:

“As a five star housebuilder, sustainable building is at the forefront of everything we do. We are very conscious of the effect our work can have the local environment and work extremely hard to continue to develop more environmentally friendly processes. We care greatly about both the homes we build and the communities we create at our developments and so we use materials and practices that promote environmentally-friendly results.”

“Furthermore, during 2016 alone 2,500 jobs were supported directly and indirectly through our work, with 410 sub-contractor companies supported and a further 350 supplier companies supported.

Barratt Developments North East is currently building a selection of high quality new homes in the Newcastle area. To find out more please visit: www.barrattdevelopments.co.uk