MORE THAN 500 jobs have been created as through the construction of a new housing site in Monmouth, according to a trade association.

The figures for the King’s Wood Gate site come from the Home Builders Federation (HBF), which has also stated that the wider development is bringing more benefits to the community.

A range of two, three, four and five-bedroom properties are being built at the King’s Wood Gate site by David Wilson Homes.

Richard Lawson, sales director for the housebuilder, said that £100,000 has been donated to the town council for management and maintenance of local footpaths, with a further £1 million and £200,000 for adult recreation and transport provisions, respectively.

He added: “It is crucially important to us that we become part of the communities we’re helping to create, so we do much more than introduce bricks and mortar. Our team has worked incredibly hard to make this development one the local community can be proud of.”