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Barratt plans 4,000 new homes in Scotland

Barratt has announced it has acquired 14 sites as part of plans to build around 4,000 homes in Scotland.

The housebuilder revealed it had bought the land across the country with the aim of building 2,560 new properties.

A further 10 sites have been identified by Barratt for acquisition before the end of the year with the intention of developing 1,428 additional homes.

Barratt said it built 1,730 homes over the course of its last financial year, to 30 June 2018, with home completions up 4 per cent on the previous year.

The housebuilder’s regional managing director for Scotland Douglas McLeod said: “Demand for good quality homes in Scotland shows no signs of slowing, in line with a steadily growing population.

“In order to try and meet that demand, everyone involved in Scotland’s housebuilding industry, from the planners through to the housebuilders, needs to ensure that the system is fit for purpose so that we, and other housebuilders like us, are in a position to meet that demand with adequate supply.

“For our part, we are continuing to invest in Scotland, acquiring new sites and building homes in popular places where people want to live.”

Barratt was among the 29 developers, housing associations and contractors named by mayor of London Sadiq Khan on his new London Development Panel (LDP2), set up to help bring housing sites forward for development.

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