Matthew Lappin

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Plans for up to 700 new homes adjoining Wearside’s newest bridge (The Northern Spire) have been submitted to Sunderland City Council.

Submitted by David Lock Associates on behalf of O&H Properties, the proposals include a mixed use local centre, new primary school, community playing fields and a riverside park.

The site sits on the former Grove Cranes works in Sunderland and the masterplan aims to make the most of the riverside setting and establish a new residential neighbourhood for the city.

Pippa Cheetham from O&H Properties said:

“The site is really important for the continued regeneration of the city of Sunderland.  The masterplan makes the most of the site’s riverside setting and we have taken inspiration from other riverside developments, such as Dunstan Staiths on the Tyne.  It has been necessary to wait until the final design for the new bridge was known before finalising our scheme.  We hope that we can work in partnership with Sunderland City Council to ensure that our planning application gets determined swiftly so that we can start to deliver this new quarter for the City.”