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1Oct2020
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Have your say on 225 new affordable homes proposed for Carley Hill in Sunderland

Working with Sunderland City Council, we have revealed exciting new proposals to build another 225 affordable homes in the Carley Hill area of Sunderland.

The new plans will look to redevelop the former Carley Hill School site and the former quarry site into a desirable new affordable residential development where all the homes would become available for affordable rent and shared ownership.

Sunderland City Council has identified a need for 7,000 new homes in the city across the next decade, and working in partnership we are helping to tackle the housing shortage in Sunderland by supporting the construction of affordable homes.

This announcement is the next stage in our exciting affordable homes plan and is part of our commitment to creating 900 additional homes for rent by 2024.

The former school site, which has been unused for 16 years, could see up to 115 homes created with 110 of the proposed homes set to be built on the former quarry site close by.

If approved, the developments could see houses of all sizes built including two, three- and four-bedroom family homes and two-bedroom bungalows for the city’s ageing population.

Joanne Gordon, Development Director at Gentoo Group said:

“Our ambitious plans to build affordable homes in Sunderland are progressing extremely well and we’re delighted to announce the next step in delivering the high-quality, affordable homes the residents of the city need.

“Building the right homes in the right places is crucial to our plans and I’d like to encourage everyone to have their say on our latest proposals by visiting our website.

Rebecca Atkinson, Sunderland City Council’s Cabinet Member for Dynamic City, Councillor said:

“New homes are a major part of Sunderland’s future as we broaden, improve and increase our housing stock to provide better choice and variety which meets the needs of residents living in our city. These proposals for a wide-range of affordable homes at Carley Hill are very much part of the City Council’s partnership with Gentoo and other housing providers.

These partnerships are making and building a more dynamic, healthy and vibrant Sunderland over the next ten years. Please have your say and play your part in shaping our city’s housing and our future.”

Earlier this year we submitted major proposals for the first 268 homes of our affordable homes plan, and the latest consultation means we have now announced plans to build over 500 new homes in Sunderland.

Part of these proposals includes a planning application to build 24 new homes on our existing land at Eastbourne Square, also in Carley Hill.  

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. Find out more about the proposed schemes and to have your say on the proposed plans here.