Gleeson approved to build new homes for local people in Widdrington Station

Northumberland based housebuilder Gleeson has been given permission to build 160 new homes on Grange Road in Widdrington, Northumberland.  The vacant piece of land will soon become a mixture of spacious 2, 3 and 4 bedroom semi and detached homes, anticipated to start from just £97,995.

Adrian Field, Operations Director for Gleeson said “We’re delighted that we have been given the go ahead to develop the site.  I think local people will be pleased to hear that our new homes are extremely affordable.  The Government backed Help to Buy scheme will ensure that many of these homes will be cheaper to buy than local rent levels.”

The housebuilder has agreed to make a significant contribution towards local health care, education and coastal modifications as well as an extension to the local community centre.  Gleeson is looking for reliable, reputable labour and sub-contractors to work on these exciting new homes, including applications from local young people who are interested in the Gleeson Apprenticeship Scheme.

Gleeson has been voted the most sustainable company in the UK, due to the housebuilder’s environmentally friendly material choices and practices such as gravel on driveways, commitment to Living Wage and their Community Matters Programme.  This includes inviting junior sports teams to apply for sponsorship, Design a Bedroom competitions at nearby schools and other initiatives in the local community such as the YourWatch scheme, Gleeson’s own online alternative to Neighbourhood Watch.

To find out more about the community matters schemes click here