A LONG-SERVING sales consultant from Blunsdon is marking her 17th year of working for the same housebuilder.

Jayne Palmer has been at Newland Homes for almost two decades and the property developer has just finished its latest site near her neighbourhood.

For the past two years, she has enjoyed a quick commute to work from her home at Broad Blunsdon Heights, built by her company in 2018, to its new offering on Broad Blunsdon High Street, called Skylark Meadow.

Construction work started on the former Thames Water site in 2019, transforming the brownfield land into 37 three, four and five bedroom homes, including eleven affordable homes.

Jayne said: “It’s been a joy welcoming so many people into their new homes over the last 17 years.

"My local knowledge has come in particularly handy in Blunsdon, where I can point people to my favourite pub, the Hart in Hand, or tell them all about the excellent gin and tonics at the Blunsdon House Hotel.

"It’s a wonderful village community with a lot to offer and I’m honoured to say I live here. The people I have sold a home to are no longer my clients, but also my neighbours too.”

Since joining the team in 2005, Jayne has worked on many developments across the south west. She bought the first plot at Broad Blunsdon Heights, right next door to the sales office.

Skylark Meadow has a focus on sustainability initiatives like solar panels, and pre-installed fibre broadband as working-from-home becomes more commonplace.

Sales director Marcus Evans added: “Jayne is an integral part of our close-knit team and has been invaluable since she joined Newland Homes nearly two decades ago.

"There’s no greater endorsement than when one of our team buys a home that we’ve built. Just like Broad Blundson Heights, Skylark Meadow is another example of our transformative approach to development, creating something bespoke for the area.

"Skylark Meadow is a very different design aesthetic to Broad Blunsdon Heights, as we believes that each handpicked location warrants its own palette of materials and finishes."