Green light for 59 new homes to be built in Washington

We're set to build 59 new homes in Glebe, Washington, after we were granted planning permission by Sunderland City Council.

Work will begin on building the new homes off Parkway Road in Glebe, adjacent to the AMF bowling alley and Washington Primary Care Centre, in the Spring.

The majority of our new homes will be available to buy and a small number of homes available for affordable rent, with the development featuring two, three and four bedroom properties.

The new development in Glebe will become our fifth live site in Sunderland, taking the number of new homes we are building across the city to more than 500, totalling an investment of £80million.

In total, we are building 12 new housing developments right across the North East region, including in places such as Wylam, Gosforth, Prudhoe, Carlton and Guisborough.

John Craggs, Chief Executive Officer at Gentoo, said: “We are delighted to have been given the green light to build new homes in Washington. This is the first time since the redevelopment of Albany that we have built new homes in Washington and we remain committed to meeting the diverse housing needs of the local area. The new development in Glebe will take the number of new homes we are currently building across the city to more than 500, with our investment exceeding £80million. This shows just how committed we are to providing new homes for Sunderland.”

The redevelopment of the site will include the demolition of the footbridge which links the existing derelict site to the Galleries shopping centre. The footbridge will be replaced with an illuminated zebra crossing and a speed restricted area to ensure local residents still have a safe access to the other side of the road.

New homes are expected to be available to purchase in autumn 2017.