Learn about our plans for an exciting new development in High Usworth
We are preparing a full planning application for up to 49 three and four bedroom homes on land adjacent to the George Washington Hotel and Golf Course in High Usworth.
It’s important to us that we listen to the views of the local community as we develop our plans. Due to the increasing cases of COVID still present in the area, we have agreed with Officers at Sunderland City Council not to hold a face-to-face public consultation event. We therefore invite you to get in touch and provide your feedback via the 'Have Your Say' button until 30th November 2021.
The site is located on a parcel of land formerly used as a practice area for the adjacent golf course within the grounds of George Washington Hotel and Golf Club. Our proposals include 49 new homes including 3 and 4 bedrooms, perfect for families. Our plans include new landscaping including the retention and enhancement of hedging and mature trees wherever possible, open space within the development and new access off Stone Cellar Road.
The site has been allocated for residential development by Sunderland City Council within the Core Strategy and Development Plan (2020) with an aim to create a defensible boundary to the greenbelt north of the site. We have already approached Sunderland Council for pre-application advice that we hope, along with the comments received from the local community, will help shape our plans for this development.
The development will provide an exclusive neighbourhood offering a mix of 49 high quality homes that blend into and complement the local area. Each home will have a dedicated car parking space and garden and additional visitor parking will be available within the development. Mature woodland will wrap around the development with areas of green open space available within the development for residents to enjoy. Access is proposed from Stone Cellar Road to provide safe and direct access for both vehicles and pedestrians.
Our proposals include 3 and 4 bedroom homes.
The proposed homes will be built with traditional materials including red brick. There will be elements of render and a mix of red and grey roof tiles to help create a characterful community.
Our proposals features
We understand that a new development will have an impact on the existing community and we have carefully considered this as we have developed our proposals.
We are proposing one site access from Stone Cellar Road. We will create a new entrance to the development for both pedestrians and vehicle use to minimise disruption to the operation of the hotel as much as possible and remove the potential for any loss of car parking spaces to the hotel/golf course.
We will ensure any improvements works confirmed by the Local Planning Authority to the original permissive path form part of our plans.
We have prepared a flood risk assessment and surface water drainage strategy to ensure that an appropriate drainage strategy is put in place.
To reduce the impact of the proposed development on the existing drainage network we propose the addition of a sustainable drainage system at the eastern edges of the site. This will help control the flow of surface water.
Preserving and enhancing local wildlife is a key consideration when we plan and build new developments. We have carried out a number of ecological surveys to identify any ecological constraints on the site.
The existing trees surrounding the boundary of the site are to be incorporated into the proposed layout. A woodland management plan will be prepared to see that the area is maintained for the development’s lifespan. Where the new entrance to the development will be created, we will ensure removal of the vegetation is kept to a minimum and new trees will be planted in the landscaped area within the development.
Our plans include significant opportunities to enhance the site for local wildlife and measures to enhance biodiversity. These include planting native berry/fruit bearing species for foraging opportunities, new bat and bird boxes and incorporating bug hotels and bee bricks to the development.
Our approach features
We’re committed to building greener, healthier homes for us all. From energy efficient fixtures and fittings, to cutting our carbon emissions and enhancing existing green spaces, we build sustainability into everything we do.
Keep up to date with news and updates about our proposals.
|25th January 2022||Our planning application has been submitted and was validated on 1st February, you can view via the Sunderland Council website|
Once we have received feedback we intend to submit a full planning application to Sunderland City Council
|1st December 2021||The consultation process is now concluded, we are finalising our plans in preparation for our planning submission.|
|16th November 2021||
Virtual consultation to gather feedback from members of the public on our proposals.
Once the application has been received, it will be published on the planning pages of the councils website, www.sunderland.gov.uk. You will then have further opportunity to comment on the application, directly to the council.
We believe it’s our responsibility to support our communities, so that people are proud to call them home. That’s why we regularly donate time and money to local causes and are passionate about investing in the areas we build.