Feedback wanted on proposed multi-million pound investment in new affordable homes

Today we have announced our proposed plans to build more than 250 new homes across Sunderland as part of our multi-million-pound investment in affordable homes in the city.

We're seeking feedback through a public consultation process for our proposal to build the 269 new homes across eight sites in the city.

The announcement comes as part of the first phase of our exciting affordable homes plan – a commitment to bring an additional 900 homes for affordable rent to the city by 2024.

Our proposals could see new homes built at the following locations:

We have also created a range of new house type designs for the proposed sites, with a clear design philosophy to deliver modern, contemporary and spacious new homes that meet the needs of local people.

Joanne Gordon, Development Director at Gentoo Group said:

“As a responsible business we value the views and opinions of tenants, residents and communities and are keen to receive feedback on our exciting plans to build new affordable homes for rent in Sunderland.

"We’re committed to not only to building high quality new homes, but creating places that the residents of Sunderland can be proud of. The views and opinions of our local communities will help to shape and influence the way we create these new neighbourhoods in the city and it would be great if people could give us some feedback.”

If approved, the sites would also provide a boost to the local economy through job creation in construction and the wider supply chain of the developments as well as additional spend in the local area from new residents.

We're also currently building more than 100 new homes in the Downhill and Fencehouses areas of the city, which are expected to be made available for rent in early 2021.

Residents living within close proximity of proposed developments will have received a leaflet through their door which can be used to provide feedback. Feedback can also be provided by completing an online questionnaire. To find out more about the proposed schemes and to have your say on the proposed plans, visit our dedicated page here.