Delighted to host the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid at Woodgate

11th November 2019

We were delighted to welcome Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid, and the election media entourage, to our new housing development Woodgate in Pease Pottage, West Sussex.

Woodgate is a partnership between Thakeham and Radian. It focuses on the development site to the east of Brighton Road at Pease Pottage and will create a new community of over 600 new homes; a community hub with shop and cafe; road enhancements; and a new St Catherine’s Hospice. A new lake on the eastern edge of the site will allow sustainable drainage and enhance biodiversity. A new £4 million primary school will be delivered for phase two.

Our 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 new 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.

At Thakeham, we are active campaigners for better home development with political parties and organisations. Last month, a host of UK politicians accepted the first-ever digger challenge at this year’s Conservative Party Conference. We partnered with JCB at the conference to create our most ambitious exhibition stand. A new JCB 19C-1E electric mini digger took centre as we encouraged thousands of delegates to shape a better future for UK housing. Read more here

BBC News – Chancellor: There’ll be changes to customs with EU 

4 News – ‘Biggest risk is Corbyn’s Labour,’ says Chancellor Sajid Javid

Sky News – UK GDP: Britain ducks recession but annual growth weakest since 2010

ITV News – Sajid Javid refuses to say if full Brexit impact assessment has been carried out

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