Cameron Homes has handed over a cheque to Lichfield District Council for more than £230,000 as its contribution to community initiatives, with almost half the amount being allocated for primary schools.
Chasetown-based Cameron Homes has made the payment as part of the planning process for its development in the village of Hill Ridware, near Rugeley.
The firm is building a collection of 48 houses and bungalows, ranging in size from two to five bedrooms, at a site in Uttoxeter Road and the £232,041 donation has been made under the council’s ‘Section 106’ planning regulations.
The money will be used for a variety of projects within Lichfield district, with around £106,000 to primary school educational facilities; around £71,000 going to improvements to or provision of public open spaces; around £29,000 to encouraging participation in sport and physical activity and leisure facilities; around £19,000 to the Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation and £9,000 for traffic calming measures.
Ian Burns, managing director of Cameron Homes, said that the company was pleased to be able to make such a substantial contribution.
“It is good to know that we are not only providing much needed high quality new homes for the district, but we are also helping some very worthwhile local initiatives,” he said.