Work to build 128 new homes on the site of a fire-hit former college will begin in the new year after developers were given the green light by officials.
Miller Homes has been granted planning permission by Sunderland City Council for a development of 128 “high-quality” homes at the former Shiney Row College Campus, off Success Road.
Our development has been well considered and will go some way towards addressing the current housing shortfall whilst enhancing the area at the same time.Mark Bayliss, technical manager at Miller Homes
The location is on the site of the now redundant college buildings and will transform the derelict site, which closed in 2014, as well as assist the “housing shortage” in the area.
The derelict site was the victim of a huge fire in April this year, with dozens of firefighters battling the blaze, which broke out on Easter Monday.
Miller Homes chiefs say that the development will benefit the surrounding area socially and economically.
The company is hoping to start work on the infrastructure in January 2016 and have an on-site sales presence in June 2016.
The development will comprise of a mixture of two to five-bed family homes, including detached, semi and terraced houses.
Mark Bayliss, technical manager at Miller Homes, said: “We are pleased that planning permission has been granted.
“Our development has been well considered and will go some way towards addressing the current housing shortfall, whilst enhancing the area at the same time.
“We look forward to starting on site in January and aim to carefully manage the works, so as to create minimum disruption to the existing residents and ensure they are kept updated on our initial programme of works.”