Construction, particularly house-building, requires large amounts of skilled labour and utilises local supply chains for efficiency and speed. Any development of the site can be expected to create jobs and supply opportunities for County Durham.
The ultimate choice of suppliers will lie with whomever develops out the scheme, of course.
The development is likely to lead to an increase in the number of people living and/or working in Wolsingham, creating income for local shops and service providers. This additional spend can create new opportunities, too. Research tells us that occupiers of new homes spend around £5,000 per house on ‘first occupation’ costs to make a house ‘feel like a home’ and a proportion of this can be expected to be spent locally.