Rushden gets £500,000 for projects from housebuilder

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Projects in Rushden will benefit from a cash injection of £500,000 from a developer.

Barratt Homes will donate more than half a million pounds to support local projects in Rushden.

The Section 106 funding was part of the initial planning agreement for its Lancaster Manor development and is being given by the homebuilder to support community investment for both new and existing residents.

Barratt Homes is contributing approximately £320,000 towards educational facilities, £20,000 towards healthcare services, £40,000 towards infrastructure improvements, including improvements to highways and transport services, and £40,000 towards the maintenance of public open spaces and the building of a new playground.

Managing director of Barratt Homes Northampton, Andrew Swindell, said: “We strongly believe that community development is one of the most important aspects of any new housing development and we hope that these financial contributions will go a long way towards improving the lives of people who live in the local area.”

Work has already started on the development, which is just off Goulsbra Road.

About 150 jobs will be created in building the 73 new homes.