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Developer urges commuters to cut journey times by moving to a new home

15th August 2015 Print
Autumn Brook

A local homebuilder is encouraging workers with excessive commutes to visit its new developments with great transport connections, after stats suggest the average British worker spends 11 working weeks every year commuting.

Barratt Homes, which has a range of new homes available in Yate, believes many commuters could cut down the time and money spent in their cars simply by moving to a new home main near a major arterial route or railway line.

Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the average commute has increased by nine minutes a day in the last decade, from 45 minutes to 54 minutes.

Based on four weeks of holiday per year and the standard 37.5 hour working week, this amounts to 11 weeks a year in terms of lost productivity.

Andrea Pilgrim, sales director for Barratt Homes, said, “Workers who are having to travel further and for longer periods to get to and from work should consider how much time they could save if they bought a home at one of our new developments near good road and rail links.”

She said developments fitting this bill include Autumn Brook which is just two miles from Yate train station with the journey into Bristol Temple Meads taking just 21 minutes.

“This is a great example of a development in a sought-after location and with fast and easy access to a key city,’’ added Andrea.

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