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Working With Your Community

We believe that where land is to be developed, it should be done in a way that delivers economic, social and environmental benefits to your local community.

That’s why you and your community are at the heart of every Banks Group development.

We always take local interests and the feedback from local communities into account when designing, developing and implementing our project proposals.

The Banks Group community team works within the communities closest to our developments, keeping you up to date with our work, listening to your views and taking your feedback on board to learn about community projects that we may be able to support through The Banks Community Fund.

Development with care is at the heart of our business. It’s a set of values and commitments we’ve developed to ensure that we conduct our business in a responsible manner with consideration for the environment, our customers, our suppliers, our people and the local communities in which we operate.

Development with care describes how we interact with people inside and outside our company and it is central to the way we carry out our business at all times. Take a look at our Community Policy to understand more about our commitment to the communities surrounding our developments.

Meet the community team

Lynsey Stephenson

Communications and social media manager

Lynsey Stephenson

Graduate PR and digital content creator

Katie Walvin

Sustainability and external affairs manager

Robin Winstanley

Community relations manager

Kate Culverhouse

Graduate sustainable development coordinator

Michael Newton

Community relations manager

Jamilah Hassan

Here are some of the ways we develop with care, earn your trust and make positive contributions to your community:

  • Share clear information about our development proposals and give you and your community opportunities to participate.
  • Encourage your feedback, so we can understand your community’s issues, needs and values.
  • Prioritising the needs of your community and providing support that delivers a lasting positive legacy.
  • Designing attractive new property developments that add value to your communities.
  • Invest in eligible local community groups and voluntary organisations via The Banks Community Fund, supporting environmental projects and improving community amenities.
  • Give local businesses the opportunity to work with us as part of our supply chain.
  • Engaging with local schools, colleges and universities to inspire and support people to develop a career in our sectors.

The benefits we bring to your community:

  • Job opportunities.
  • Green, clean energy projects.
  • Much-needed quality new homes.
  • Grant funding for eligible local community groups, voluntary organisations and environmental projects such as community gardens or improving sporting facilities or community buildings.
  • Opportunities for local businesses to join our supply chain for goods and services.

How can you get involved?

  • Contact our community team.
  • Attend meetings and community surgery events that we’ll hold throughout our development projects.
  • Sign up to receive our newsletters and news releases to keep up to date with our developments.

Want to talk to us about any of our developments?
Contact us now on 0191 378 6100 or email us

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