100 new homes in Hendon

One hundred new affordable homes are being lined-up for a long empty building plot in Hendon.

At its meeting next week on Tuesday 13 October, Sunderland City Council's Cabinet is considering a recommendation to enter into an agreement with Thirteen Housing Group.

The agreement is to bring forward a 'comprehensive redevelopment' of land at Amberley and Harrogate Street in Hendon for the 100 homes. The site was cleared in the 1990s and has been empty ever since.

The City Council's Cabinet Member for Dynamic City, Councillor Rebecca Atkinson said: "We - the council - have been having discussions with Thirteen Group. They have been assessing the site and with council support are looking to this new affordable homes development.

"Building new homes is very important for our city so we can provide more choice and variety for all residents, and that includes more new and affordable homes."

In delivering the development, Thirteen Group, which is based in the North East and a registered housing provider, have already agreed to support and use local businesses and suppliers. The report to the Cabinet outlines how the 100 homes would be built with the latest Secure by Design principles.

Cllr Atkinson added: "This Hendon site has been empty for far too long and new affordable homes on a previously used brownfield site make for a very good development for local residents.

"I shall be urging my Cabinet colleagues to back this report and look to this new scheme that will go to meeting and improving housing choices, and bringing this land back into use. This agreement will make for some very good news for the Hendon ward."

The City Council has identified the need for 7,000 new homes across Sunderland in the next ten years and is already working with several housing companies to provide these.

During Covid-19, the City Council's Cabinet has begun meeting remotely. Meetings can be viewed on the council's YouTube channel. See: City Council YouTube.