Taylor Wimpey to invest over £2m in Berkhamsted community

Dacorum Borough Council can spend this money on a variety of resources and infrastructure around the town

Friday, 13th November 2020, 12:04 pm
Updated Friday, 13th November 2020, 12:08 pm

Taylor Wimpey has committed to putting over £2m into improving the area around its Bearroc Park development in Berkhamsted, as part of its work to support local communities.

Through contributions agreed as part of the planning permission for the development, the housebuilder will put approximately £2.03m towards Dacorum Borough Council’s community

infrastructure levy.

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Taylor Wimpey’s Bearroc Park development

The council can spend this money on a variety of resources and infrastructure around the town, including education, culture, sports and sustainability projects.

Taylor Wimpey will also put £75,000 directly towards improvements to local sporting facilities, and approximately 40% of homes will be classed as affordable housing for shared ownership and rent.

Existing woodland has been retained within the development, with a footpath looping around the area to make it accessible for local residents, and a Woodland Management Plan has been created to ensure its long-term maintenance.

Andy Holloway, Land and Planning Director for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, said: “We’re really pleased to be making these contributions in Berkhamsted.

"We are committed not only to providing quality homes, but also to ensuring that we are giving back to the local communities in which we build.

"The significant contribution towards Dacorum Borough Council’s community infrastructure levy will help to achieve that, and we are also pleased to be protecting local biodiversity through the retained woodland.”

The second phase of Bearroc Park launched in August 2020, offering a selection of two to five-bedroom homes designed to suit a range of buyers. The first phase of the development launched in 2018.

Visits to Bearroc Park, off Durrants Lane, are on an appointment-only basis, with strict social distancing measures in place.

For more information visit: www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.