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31Jan2022
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New homes approved at Cragdale Gardens in Hetton-Le-Hole

We're delighted to announce that we have been given the go-ahead to build 86 affordable homes in Sunderland. 

The planning application, which was initially refused by planning committee in December 2020, has now been given the green light. 

The development, which will be 100% affordable, will feature two, three and four-bedroom homes that will become available for affordable rent. Several of the new homes will also be available for affordable homeownership options, including Shared Ownership to help Sunderland’s residents get a foot on the property ladder. 

The approved proposals will include 6,920 sq. meters of landscaping on site including the planting of 108 trees and 2685 shrubs, to create access to green space for both existing and new residents to enjoy.  

The housing scheme will also have wider social and economic benefits including: 

  • The creation of 156 temporary jobs on site and in the wider community
  • Provide an affordable home for up to 396 people 
  • Generate approximately £12.2 million economic output during the build
  • Create an additional council tax income of £133,000

Joanne Gordon, Development Director at Gentoo Group, said:

“As an organisation Gentoo is committed to creating new affordable homes for Sunderland’s residents and I’m pleased that following today’s decision we are now able to create 86 new homes, all of which will be available via rent and affordable ownership.  

“Our development will transform the local area and will incorporate green space for both new and existing residents to enjoy, while also addressing the ongoing anti-social behaviour issues in the area. 

“We will work closely with our partners to support the local area through the development, both in terms of social value and economic benefits.”  

This development is part of our Affordable Homes Plan that involves investing £165 million in Sunderland and aims to deliver 1200 additional affordable homes in the city by 2026.  

More details about the development, including site plans, can be found in the affordable homes section of our website.