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Design quality highlighted by new ESE Report


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10 June 2009

Countryside Properties has launched its new Environmental, Social and Ethical (ESE) Report which highlights that the Group is an industry leader in design quality and place making, and holds more CABE Building for Life Standards than any other private developer.  Indeed, Countryside was the first housing developer to receive the most highly acclaimed architectural accolade of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2008 for Accordia, Cambridge. ESE Statement 2008

At Countryside Properties we believe that investment in good design is good business.  It can generate economic, social and environmental value and is critically important in achieving sustainable development.  We have a proven track record in producing high quality places to live and work. Places that people will enjoy and that will stand the test of time. 

The ESE Report also sets out how the company is increasingly using its experience with EcoHomes to work towards new forms of benchmarking such as the Code for Sustainable Homes (the Code).  In 2008, 72% of the Group’s homes achieved a ‘Good’ or better EcoHomes rating, well in excess of the national average.  This is greatly assisting us in developing solutions to met different levels of the Code and BREEAM.

Other highlights from the ESE Report 2008 include:

• Management practices certified to international standards, and Investors in People
• 83% of customers would recommend us to a friend
• 5 years running Accident Incident Rate below national rate
• 5,300 units received planning consent

For further information visit our new ESE Report at www.countryside-properties-corporate.com/ese

The full web based ESE Report is supported by an ESE Statement which focuses on the key aspects of our performance.  The Statement will be mailed to key contacts shortly.

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Information correct as at 10/06/2009