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20 July, 2017 - 10:40 By Kate Sweeney

More than £2.3m to be invested in Bedfordshire development

John Dillon Ian Sadler

More than £2.3 million will be invested in the Bedfordshire village of Marston Moretaine and its surrounding areas thanks to an upcoming development by Barratt and David Wilson Homes.

The funding, which totals £2,354,727, forms part of the planning agreement for the new development located just off the A421 in Bedford and will be used to support services and improve facilities for both new and existing residents in and around the village.

Among the investment is £1,953,824 for schools and early year education, over £150,000 for healthcare services, £160,000 of leisure contributions and £90,000 will go towards providing sustainable transport.

John Dillon, managing director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “Investing into local communities is an extremely important part of building a new housing development. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the local community and strive to support it wherever we can.”

Ian Sadler, MD at Barratt Homes North Thames, added: “As our new development in Marston Moretaine begins to progress, we will not only be contributing to the area financially, but also in terms of the jobs we have created for local people and the quality homes we are building.”

The new development, named Marston Fields, will provide a collection of three, four and five bedroom homes that will meet the needs of a range of homebuyers in the area.

David Wilson Homes expects to launch its first collection of homes towards the end of the summer. Barratt Homes will be launching its homes at the development in September. 

• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Managing Directors John Dillon and Ian Sadler at Marston Fields

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