SCHOOLING in South Derbyshire has been handed a near £1.5 million boost thanks to a major developer.
David Wilson Homes revealed that it was handing over the seven figure sum in a bid to boost educational facilities in Church Gresley,
The funding, which totals £1,459,827, comes as part of the initial planning agreement with South Derbyshire District Council and is being given by the homebuilder to support the development of schooling and facilities in the surrounding area.
This comes following the development off land in Brunel Way to form part of a new development called Castle Heights.
John Reddington, managing director of David Wilson Homes East Midlands, spoke to the Mail about handing over the cash booster.
He said: “We strongly believe that community investment is one of the most important aspects of any new housing scheme which is why we plan to contribute a great deal to the local area through the further development of Castle Heights.
“We hope that these contributions will help improve both the educational facilities and the overall schooling experience of local children as well as having a positive impact on the village as a whole.”
The money has been released after it was revealed that the latest phase of new homes will be launching at the beginning of July at the site.
The firm was recently in the news after one of the newest homeowners on the estate, Roddy Blythin, liked the treatment he received from David Wilson Homes so much he joined the firm.
The 34-year-old, from Ashby, said: “I’d been in my previous role, as a private health care manager, for nearly 10 years and wasn’t considering moving professions at all, but after seeing how welcoming, friendly and, most of all, passionate the sales team were, I just thought I would really love to do this new job as a sales advisor.”