Car dealership plan for former Sunderland Morrisons site

A former supermarket site could be transformed into a car dealership.

Thursday, 21st February 2019, 4:49 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd February 2019, 11:02 am
The former Morrisons store in Castle View, Castletown, Sunderland

Car firm SG Petch aims to give the vacant former Morrisons store off Wessington Way, Sunderland, a new lease of life as a car showroom and garage.

Proposals include changing the use of the building with demolition works, extensions and a full refurbishment.

A planning application, submitted to Sunderland City Council, says the site could create 15 full-time jobs

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A design and access statement adds: “It’s considered that this application will seek to improve the existing landscape to create a sympathetic design which is in keeping with the surrounding area.”

SG Petch aims to use the Sunderland site for the sale, display and repair of motor vehicles.

Public comments can be submitted on the plans before Wednesday, March 13 with a final decision expected in April.

For more information,  visit: and search planning ref: 19/00191/FUL

Chris Binding , Local Democracy Reporting Service