Spin-offs for subbies

A regional housebuilder has contributed £75million to the local economy through work with sub-contractors and suppliers.

Barratt Homes North East Division, including David Wilson Homes, says that it has made the contribution in the past 12 months through its work at development sites across the region. Beneficiaries include those in civil engineering, brickwork, plumbing and heating.

The developer has approval for housing at Stobhill, Morpeth.