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This from the Sunderland Echo,--

Plans to create new Sunderland village with 1,000 homes, school and sports facilities




Petra Silfverskiold
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07:36Friday 26 June 2015

A new urban village is being planned for Wearside.

The project in the pipeline after councillors agreed to sell 9.2 acres of land between Ryhope and Tunstall to three house builders, who are planning to build 1,000 new homes.

Read more http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/...-homes-school-and-sports-facilities-1-7328501
 

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^^ Not sure I can square this!

Have we exploited all the brown field sites yet?

I'm not sure these large housing site should be agreed when we still have unused sites in the city.
Think there will still be Brown field sites within the City boundaries,--and I would think that the Council would--wherever possible prefer Developers to build on Brown field,----however these sites can be costly and time taking to reclaim and make safe the land before anything can be built,--for instance I remember it took years of cleaning contaminated land at Lambton Cokeworks before they began to build Elba Park,---as for the proposed new Village, --I read a few years ago --that Developers wanted to build at Burdon,---also one of Siglions responsibilities is the Development of Chapel Garth, ----so this seems to tie in with what is envisaged, ---of course the Public could have a big say in this,--cheers.
 

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^^ Not sure I can square this!

Have we exploited all the brown field sites yet?

I'm not sure these large housing site should be agreed when we still have unused sites in the city.
It does seem strange that SCC may allow houses to be built on a rural setting, when we have large areas of Pennywell and Ford Estate just waiting to be built on.
 

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It does seem strange that SCC may allow houses to be built on a rural setting, when we have large areas of Pennywell and Ford Estate just waiting to be built on.
As far as I understand,---Gentoo owns the Estates in Sunderland,---and they have plans for the areas that have been Demolshied--such as Pennywell and Ford Estates,--as well as others including Doxford and Houghton,---although some of these areas are taking longer to be rebuilt,--cheers.
 

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Think there will still be Brown field sites within the City boundaries,--and I would think that the Council would--wherever possible prefer Developers to build on Brown field,----however these sites can be costly and time taking to reclaim and make safe the land before anything can be built,--for instance I remember it took years of cleaning contaminated land at Lambton Cokeworks before they began to build Elba Park,---as for the proposed new Village, --I read a few years ago --that Developers wanted to build at Burdon,---also one of Siglions responsibilities is the Development of Chapel Garth, ----so this seems to tie in with what is envisaged, ---of course the Public could have a big say in this,--cheers.
Edward Thompson's have been trying to sell the mill site in Grangetown for years. The housing companies just aren't interested.
 

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Edward Thompson's have been trying to sell the mill site in Grangetown for years. The housing companies just aren't interested.
Surprised there are no private Builders/Developers interested, ---unless there is contaminated land ?--which would be costly to put right,--or maybe they are asking for too much for the land,?--cheers.
 

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The new Rhyope estate has been planned for years, it's actually a continuation of what's already been built, It's one reason why they built the new link road next to Cherry Knowles to unlock the land for development.

I think there were four major sites for housing developments, one there the second was Chapplegarth another Seaburn and finally the site next to the Wear bridge all are earmarked for new housing. Its all listed as part of the councils core strategy which we've posted bits from before.
 

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This from the Sunderland Echo,--

Plans to create new Sunderland village with 1,000 homes, school and sports facilities




Petra Silfverskiold
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07:36Friday 26 June 2015

A new urban village is being planned for Wearside.

The project in the pipeline after councillors agreed to sell 9.2 acres of land between Ryhope and Tunstall to three house builders, who are planning to build 1,000 new homes.

Read more http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/...-homes-school-and-sports-facilities-1-7328501
Not sure if it's this or not but there are posts for hoardings being erected next to the new Rhyope link road.
 

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Not sure if it's this or not but there are posts for hoardings being erected next to the new Rhyope link road.
Will keep an eye on this Development, --could be part of one of the proposals--thinking of Chapple garth, ----they might be putting up a sign of the proposed Development and Builder soon, --cheers.
 

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This from the Sunderland Echo,--

Gentoo starts work on three new major housing developments in Sunderland




Kevin Clark
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10:43Thursday 10 September 2015

Gentoo has started work on three major developments as work draws to a close on two more.

The firm, which last month announced it needs to save £18million a year for the next four years, recently completed work on its £14million development at Haddington Vale, in Doxford Park.

As a responsible business we have always recognised the importance of combining physical, social and economic regeneration.
Peter Walls

A total of 96 homes have been built on the latest phase of the Doxford Park masterplan.

Gentoo’s £16.3million Ryhope development is also nearing completion, with all but two of 143 houses, bungalows and apartments available for rent.

Work is also under way on new sites at Doxford Park, Downhill and High Ford, which will see a total investment of £45.8million, creating an additional 366 homes.

All 155 of the new homes on the latest £24million phase at Doxford are for sale.

Read more http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/...-housing-developments-in-sunderland-1-7453682
 

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Screening opinion for Chapplegarth has been submitted:


Reference 15/01874/SCO
Alternative Reference Not Available
Application Received Thu 10 Sep 2015
Application Validated Thu 10 Sep 2015
Address Land At Chapel Garth Sunderland
Proposal Formal Scoping Opinion in accordance with Regulation 13 of the EIA Regulations.
Status Current
Appeal Status Unknown
Appeal Decision Not Available
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Application here:
http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/online...ils.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NUIKNUBB04X00

Can't access the documents to see the screening request statement yet. Exciting times ahead!
 

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This is from Shaping Sunderland Chapelgarth:

About Chapelgarth
The Chapelgarth site creates an opportunity for an urban extension to Sunderland. This has the potential to include more executive homes which, we believe, is essential for Sunderland to provide attractive housing for business leaders working in the city. There is however competition from surrounding areas such as Durham, Darras Hall and Wynyard; to compete with these established areas any development will need to offer the purchaser something ‘special’ whilst also being price sensitive. Due to the size of the site careful planning will need to be given to the phasing and release of the land.

Location

The Chapelgarth site is located off Weymouth Road adjacent to the Doxford International Business Park and Blakeney Wood:

Our Proposals

We are proposing to build a new neighbourhood with new homes, local shopping, community and leisure facilities, and landscaped open space:

New Homes –

Centred around different village-style neighbourhoods.
Each neighbourhood will have it’s own character – using distinct materials and housing styles.
Masterplan to provide circa 800 new homes.
Landscaped Open Areas –

Local Landscape Architects, Colour, have been appointed to develop a strategy which enhances the landscape value of the site, creating new areas which will be open and accessible.
The masterplan will also safeguard the setting of the existing woodland around the site.
New Local Centre –

The scheme is being designed to include a small central hub with space for a local pub, shops and community facilities.
Upcoming Consultation

We have agreed a consultation strategy with Sunderland City Council and local Councillors to allow us to produce a masterplan which is in line with the Council and local community’s aspirations for the site. As part of this strategy we will be holding a stakeholder workshop, running a public engagement event and holding an exhibition showing the final proposals before we submit a planning application for the scheme in early 2016. The aim of the events will be to inform local people and businesses of proposals and get feedback to improve the masterplan for the site.

Brief details of events are provided below:

Event 1 – Stakeholder Workshop – September: Local businesses, community groups and stakeholders will be invited to attend a workshop beginning with a short presentation of our thinking behind the masterplan, followed by group discussion on the emerging proposals. The event will be advertised through a flyer drop to the local area and an email out to those on our mailing list – so sign up here if you are interested in attending.

Event 2 – Public Exhibition – October: We are in the process of organising a public exhibition which will detail our proposals for the site following feedback from the stakeholder workshop. This will be advertised through a flyer drop to the local area, and email invite to the Chapelgarth mailing list. Feedback will be collated on paper questionnaires handed out on the day and through an online version of the questionnaire. Comments will be used to inform the further development of the masterplan.

Event 3 – Public Exhibition – November: We are in the process of scheduling in a final exhibition to detail proposals to be submitted as part of the planning application. This will showcase further details of the masterplan for the site following feedback from event 2.

Once the planning application is submitted, members of the public will have the chance to further comment on the proposals through the council’s planning portal system.

Register You Interest

Please sign up to the mailing list if you would like to receive email updates on upcoming consultation events and details of the progress of the planning application for the Chapelgarth site.

Meet the Team

Siglion has brought together a multi-disciplinary team to bring forward a planning application for the Chapelgarth site. The team is being lead by Katie Sully of Siglion and comprises the following consultancies at present:

Cundall – Planning and Transport

URBED – Masterplanning and Urban Design

Colour – Landscape Architects

Gleeds – Cost Consultants

Knight Frank – Agents



From:

http://shapingsunderland.com/chapelgarth/chapelgarth-proposals/
 

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Good to see plans for Cherry Knowles will be submitted soon with many houses expected to be executive, this can only be good news as there is a major shortage of larger quality housing in Sunderland.
 

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Good to see plans for Cherry Knowles will be submitted soon with many houses expected to be executive, this can only be good news as there is a major shortage of larger quality housing in Sunderland.
Yeah --must be about 2/3 years when there were proposals for this,--actually,--it was before the new Hospital was built,--but I think it was part of the whole land package deal--which included the Hospital,---but yeah,--good to hear there will be a Development to start,--it all brings more employment,--cheers.
 

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This from the Sunderland Echo,---

Sunderland sets its sights on 3,000 new homes for growing families




Fiona Thompson
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06:00Friday 15 January 2016

The first step in creating 3,000 new large family homes in Sunderland has been backed by city leaders.

The new executive housing estates, in Chapelgarth, off Burdon Lane, on the former site of Cherry Knowle Hospital and a plot in south Ryhope, have been set out in the South of Sunderland Growth Area plans.

We need to deliver more housing sites with higher quality environments.
Councillor Mel Speding

Consultation will now begin on the scheme after Sunderland City Council’s cabinet agreed to support a planning document, with a further report in the pipeline once residents and businesses have had their say.

The area covers a total of 277 hectares in the Ryhope and Doxford Park areas and in addition to meeting the demand for homes, aim to keep graduates in the city and bring in new families.

The council has said it is losing population, particularly young families to neighbouring areas, but then commute back into Sunderland for work, with the projected need for housing drawing on census data, estimates, vacancy rates and job creation plans.

The spot in Chapelgarth is owned by the council, but already subject to an agreement with Siglion Developments.

The Burdon Lane land is owned by a number of people, with a consortium established to build homes.

Read more: http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/...-for-growing-families-1-7676558#ixzz3xIkE66iM
 

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Article on the Echo today about the Green Party visit because of the planned 3000 homes is a joke. Surely because the population is falling it proves the need for a higher quality housing offering than what we have? People really don't want this place to get better do they.

The argument that Silksworth doxy and Rhyope should have defined green belt between them is rubbish.
 
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