Invitation to find out about Hendon homes development

PEOPLE and organisations from Sunderland’s East End are being invited to attend two special events to find out about proposals for a new housing development in the area.

Sunderland Development Team Photo

21 Mar 2022

Housing company Thirteen is running two events in partnership with Sunderland City Council and Back on the Map to give people more details about a proposed development of more than 100 homes at Amberley Street and Harrogate Street in the Hendon area of the city.

Anyone with an interest in the development can go along to find out more about the proposals on:

  • Tuesday 22 March, 12noon to 6pm, Back on the Map Carnegie Corner Community Centre, 67 Toward Road, Sunderland SR2 8JG
  • Wednesday 23 March, 11am to 2pm, Raich Carter Centre, Commercial Road, Hendon SR2 8PD

The events will give people the chance to look at the early proposals for the site which is planned to be made up of houses and bungalows for affordable rent.

Chris Smith, executive director of business growth at Thirteen, said: “This is a really exciting development for Thirteen.

“Although we’ve worked on many large housing developments across the North-East and Yorkshire, and have built homes on a number of sites in Sunderland, this would be our largest development in the city.

“The homes would help to meet the need for quality, affordable, modern homes to rent in Hendon and would bring much-needed revenue into the area – both during the construction and for local businesses in the long-term.

“This will be an important development for the area and we’re hoping that people can come along to the information events to get more details about our proposals. We’re very grateful to Back on the Map for supporting the events as they will help us generate as much feedback as possible about the plans, so I’d urge people to come along and find out more.”

The new homes would be built on an area of land that was cleared of older housing between Salem Street and Suffolk Street in Hendon.

Councillor Kevin Johnston, dynamic city cabinet member at Sunderland City Council, said: “We are working to deliver more and better homes for affordable rent in Sunderland, and in particular, we’re keen to see more bungalows developed which will create properties that are more appropriate for older residents, freeing up family homes in the process. 

“Coupled with our £59m Housing Delivery and Investment Plan (HDIP), which will see some 117 bungalows built across the city by 2025, as well as more than 300 family homes, developments such as this one will go some way towards creating properties that meet the needs of our residents. We’re pleased to be working with Thirteen to tell the community more about these plans.”

Homes England is providing funding for the £18m development which will see a mix of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses and bungalows built on the site. It’s expected that the application for planning permission will be submitted to Sunderland City Council in May 2022.