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Land along M1 is key for housebuilder aiming to expand into East Midlands; The firm will invest significantly in land in the region.

Byline: birminghampost

Housebuilding firm CALA Homes is expanding its reach into the East Midlands in a bid to secure more sites along the M1 corridor.

The firm has appointed Nottingham-based James Turner as area land director to show its dedication to the region and he has been tasked with leading a drive to secureaspirational location.

Key to this is a focus on the M1 between Milton Keynes and Nottinghamshire.

Mark Wright, regional managing director for the Midlands, said: "We will be investing significantly in new sites in the East Midlands over the next two to three years and having someone of James' calibre on board will help ensure we meet our growth ambitions.

The move is something of a homecoming for James who first joined CALA as a land graduate in 2001. He now has nearly 20 years in the industry, and was most recently head of land at Avant Homes.

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He said: "I'm incredibly excited to be joining CALA at a time when the Midlands region is looking for considerable growth in a patch I know so well.

"CALA has an enviable reputation for the quality of its properties and its sensitive approach to development. Our focus will be on sites in premium locations with strong commuter links and access to good local schools and facilities."

The firm is also looking to recruit a new land manager.

Mark added: "We look forward to expanding our business in the region, working closely with landowners and local planners to bring forward sustainable sites for development and making a positive contribution to the local communities in which we build."

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James Turner, pictured, has been appointed land director at CALA Homes

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Date:Jun 7, 2019
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