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Land Acquisition in Sunderland

21 Feb 2024 | News

Sunderland City Council has recently granted planning permission to Stonebridge Homes for the construction of 84 private new homes in Sunderland.

The development, named Regency Place, will be situated on a 13 acre site located south of Sunderland city centre. The homes will consist of executive four and five bedroom properties, available in various styles and sizes. Regency Place is part of the larger Chapelgarth development, aligning with the council’s broader objective of delivering new homes across the city.

Mark Wilson, Land Director in the North East region at Stonebridge Homes, expressed his delight at securing planning permission for the Chapelgarth development. He emphasised the competitive nature of the bid, in which Siglion (the councils wholly owned development company) were impressed with the quality of design and vision for the scheme, ultimately leading to them being chosen as the preferred developer. Wilson also mentioned their close collaboration with Sunderland City Council during the planning application process, which culminated in the acquisition of the site in December 2023 from Siglion.

The deliberate choice of a low-density scheme for Regency Place aims to provide executive properties, featuring substantial homes and averaging 1,819 sq ft, and topping out at a generous 2,589 sq ft plus flexible home office space above the large detached double garage.

Stonebridge Homes has a successful track record, with seven active sites in Yorkshire, two in the North East, and one in North Lincolnshire. The company has plans to further expand its business across all three regions.

Steve Errington, the Managing Director at Stonebridge Homes, confirmed that the company is looking forward to bringing their high quality homes to the area, having secured this new site in the North East. He mentioned their successful site in Barnard Castle, opened in 2022, and their ongoing efforts to acquire more land in line with their ambitious growth plans. Stonebridge look forward to the continued success in the North East region.

Cllr Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “This is yet another fantastic development for Chapelgarth, delivering even more high quality homes for people looking to live, work and raise a family here in Sunderland.

“The area has benefited from private sector investment amounting to over tens of millions of pounds in recent years, resulting in a number of new communities springing from the ground, and in Stonebridge Homes we have a partner who will help further build on this by providing the high quality homes required to meet our future housing needs.”

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