Thakeham Hosts Chancellor of the Exchequer Election Visit in West Sussex

South East home developer Thakeham Group has welcomed Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid, and the election media entourage, to a housing development called Woodgate in Pease Pottage.

Woodgate is a partnership between Thakeham and Radian. It focuses on the development site to the east of Brighton Road at Pease Pottage. The new community will feature over 600 homes; a community hub with shop and cafe; road enhancements and a new St Catherine’s Hospice.

A new £4 million primary school is planned for Woodgate phase two and the new lake on the eastern edge of the site will allow sustainable drainage and enhance the development.

For Thakeham group managing director Rob Boughton said: “It was an honour to welcome the Chancellor to Woodgate, and show him, first hand, how sustainable community development can improve the real lives of homeowners in the South East.

“This new partnership between Thakeham and Radian combines the very best skills and expertise of two like-minded businesses. Both businesses understand the importance of collaboration and imaginative placemaking to build a better community.

“Through strategic design, Woodgate will directly unlock the potential of the community and the people who live here. It’s our blueprint for how the best home developments will be delivered in the future.”

During his visit, the Chancellor spent two hours on site meeting members of the Thakeham team and conducting TV interviews for Sky News, BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Bloomberg.

Earlier this month, the Chancellor made a £250 million infrastructure pledge. The pledge will unlock the construction of more than 20,000 homes nationwide.

Thakeham are active campaigners for infrastructure lead home development with political parties and organisations. Earlier in the year Thakeham were building brick walls with the Liberal Democrat politicians and councilors on the Thakeham stand at Liberal Democrats conference. Last month, a host of UK politicians accepted the first-ever digger challenge at this year’s Conservative Party Conference. Thakeham partnered with JCB at the conference to create their most ambitious exhibition stand. A new JCB 19C-1E electric mini digger took centre stage as the home developer encouraged thousands of delegates to shape a better future for UK housing.

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