Staffordshire village to get £2.5m investment

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More than £2.5m will be invested in the Staffordshire village of Fradley and its surrounding areas as part of an upcoming development by Barratt and David Wilson Homes.

The funding forms part of the planning agreement for the new development located on Hay End Lane and will be used to support services and improve facilities.

Among the investment is £2.2m for schools and early years education, more than £178,000 of leisure contributions and £122,000 will go towards providing sustainable transport.

Adrian Evans, managing director at Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: “Investing into local communities is an extremely important part of building a new housing development.

Dominic Harman, managing director at David Wilson Homes Mercia, said: “We pride ourselves on our commitment to the local community and strive to support it wherever we can. As our development progresses, we will not only be contributing to the area financially, but the construction process will underpin 500 jobs for the local area.”

The new developments by Barratt and David Wilson Homes will provide a collection of 250 two, three, four, and five bedroom homes.

The contribution will level up the commuter links between Fradley and Lichfield, with an improved bus service.

Barratt Homes has also committed to providing 6.7 hectares as green open space. Schemes such as Help to Buy and NHS 5% deposit will be available to support those who purchase a property.