Pictured left to right Russell Glimstead managing director of Barratt Homes, Chris Burton regional managing director of Barratt Developments, chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Brian Allinson and David Wilson Homes managing director Ian Menham

New South Gloucestershire development officially launched

One of the largest new homes development in the South West was officially launched today.

When completed, Ladden Garden Village at North Yate in South Gloucestershire will have 2,450 homes, 800 of which will be affordable.
As well as a range of two, three and four bedroom homes, this exciting new community will also feature a new primary school, nursery, extra care housing and a local centre as well as large areas of open space and sports pitches. New offices will also create plenty of employment opportunities.

The scheme is being built over a 10-year period by Barratt Developments, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, and is the largest provider of affordable homes in the south west.

This major investment project from the five-star housebuilder reinforces its long-term commitment to the region with this development being one of its largest ever outside London.

Speaking at the official ceremony to mark the launch, regional managing director Chris Burton said: “As the UK’s leading housebuilder we are delighted to be developing such a large and prestigious site in the south west.”

“Ladden Garden Village will create valuable new homes, provide a wealth of community facilities and employment space and it will support around 7,500 jobs over the lifetime of the development.”

He said: “We’re immensely proud of our role in bringing desperately needed new homes to the area, especially in the affordable range. It’s important to mention too the planning authority South Gloucestershire Council, who we enjoy an excellent relationship with.

“Bringing large schemes to fruition requires a huge commitment on all sides and the council have been a tremendous partner.”

Mr Burton invited guests to look round the three and four bedroom show homes which are now open for viewing by potential home buyers.

Cutting a ribbon and declaring the development officially open, Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Brian Allinson said, “development is tremendously significant, in that it will consist of almost 2500 new homes and importantly, more than 800 affordable homes, which I hope will mean that South Gloucestershire retains and attracts particularly young people to live in our community.”

Cllr Allinson added: “The open spaces within the scheme, as well as providing enjoyment for residents, also incorporate Sustainable Urban Drainage features which will ensure that rainwater water run-off is dealt with in a sustainable way, which will help these new homes leave a lighter environmental footprint. I look forward to watching this new community emerging and to welcoming new residents to this wonderful part of the world.”