New Hexham housing development to contribute over £690,000 to local economy

February 1, 2016 @ 12:17 by Alison Cowie

David Wilson Homes North East’s Woodlands Rise development promises homes, jobs and community facilities

Housebuilder David Wilson Homes North East is investing £698,000 into the Hexham economy ahead of the launch its Woodlands Rise development later this year, which will also support up to 250 jobs.

The development will provide 122 homes to the Hexham region, with £312,000 allocated to provide affordable housing in the area, which will help appease the housing crisis. The development of the land also includes investment in the local community, with £183,000 earmarked to provide and maintain on-site public open space and £178,088 for local sports facilities.

Woodland Rise will provide a beautiful new community on the outskirts of Hexham featuring 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes in a stunning semi-rural setting. Surrounded by beautiful Northumbrian countryside, but with easy access to Newcastle, the development is set to be popular with families and commuters.

Fenton Hewitt, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes North East, commented: “We’re committed to investing in the areas around our new developments, and ensuring that they meet approval from the community as well as addressing local housing needs. We have so far held several meetings and a public consultation event in the local community to ensure our plans meet local needs, and will endeavour to continue to support the communities in which we develop.

“Hexham is a fantastic area, and these 122 homes will ensure that future generations will be able to call this semi rural location home. Not only this, but with significant investment into the local area in the form of up to 250 new jobs and the improvement of local facilities, the development of our new site is set to have positive and far reaching implications on the larger community in Hexham.”