3rd December 2019
Redrow invest in facilities and infrastructure that benefit customers and the surrounding community.
This includes community and leisure facilities, transport infrastructure, educational funding, public art, green spaces; and affordable housing. In the process of contributing to community infrastructure, new jobs are also created; which helps to boost local economies.
During the financial year 2018-2019, Redrow contributed more than £66 million to local communities through Section 106 (S106) payments via planning obligations. The remaining £248 million in community investment were in the form of social and affordable housing.
Planning obligations under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (commonly known as s106 agreements) are a mechanism which make a development proposal acceptable in planning terms. They are focused on site specific mitigation of the impact of development.
This year, Redrow has made additional donations locally within divisions; through charity contributions and sponsorships. One example of this is sponsorship of the Fylde Cricket Club in Poulton-le-Fylde, which has received more than £5,000 in donations over the past three years.
Lesley Myers, sales manager at Redrow Homes’ Lancashire division said:
“Helping local sports teams such as Fylde Cricket Club is testament to Redrow’s commitment to support thriving communities. We have a responsibility not only to deliver high quality homes but to support the wider community.”
Redrow has sponsored the club £1,500 per season for the last three seasons and donated a further £500 for benches and new kits.
Sponsorship donations are often in addition to s106 payments, which demonstrates how Redrow is prepared to go above and beyond planning obligations in order to create thriving communities. The contributions made this year will have positively enhanced the quality of life for thousands of people in our communities.
Spending on Community Infrastructure has increased significantly over the past three years, and it is hoped that this trend will continue into 2020.
Olivia Ward, Sustainability Coordinator